Young Johnny is a good man to have around if you're facing the business end of a gun or turning back a swarm of banditos overrunning a ranchers spread. But its not heroics johnny seeks. Hes hellbent on tracking his mother's killer - a quest that takes an unexpected turn when he finds him. Russ Tamblyn (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, West Side Story) straps on a notch-handled sidearm for the change-of-pace role ofjohnny in this tale of revenge that keeps the ammo flying and the pistolas always reloaded. Applauded for its action sequences, this offspring of the eras trend-setting Spaghetti Westerns also draws approval for its genre-evocative score and noteworthy cinematography. In 2012. Quentin Tarantino showed his admiration for this film by casting Tarnblyn and his daughter Amber in the Django Unchained roles of Son of a Gunfighter and Daughter of a Son of a Gunfighter.