Lon Chaney Jr. didn't always need make-up to play a monster. In this riveting western, Chaney stars as small town despot who loves nothing more than tormenting the good folks who live there. He directs a lot of that torment towards the editor of the town's newspaper who just happens to be fatherof pretty Dorothy Malone who has rightly rebuffed his advances. Into town rides Tom Gries playing a Civil War vet who is trying to put aside the violence of his past. No chance that's going to happen. There's plenty of good old-fashioned Wild West fun to be had here.