Thorkell August Ottarsson’s review:
I guess I need to see this again to get the greatness. I thought it played out as a mess. A bit of musical, a bit of romance, a little melodrama and even a bit of film noir. It is a very unusual western, and only one of two Fuller ever made. It did not hit home when it first came out but has become a cult classic. Stanwyck is a matriarch with a crazy brother which reminds one a lot of James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause (he even looks like him). Well, like I said, the story is a mess and so is the style but I'm quite open for the possibility that this will grow on me and knowing what I'm getting into will make this a greater pleasure on 2nd viewing.