With Steve McQueen
Former army scout, Tom Horn, is hired to hunt down cattle rustlers but ends up on trial for murder.
The film is based on actual events and I think the fact that Tom Horn was a real historical figure makes this movie more interesting then I would have found it otherwise. It is a slow paced western and is not action packed but it is a good story and well written. It probably won’t be a totally unfamiliar story but knowing that it really happened makes it more compelling. And the simple, sometimes almost flat, way that things are presented here, without a lot of dramatics and fanfare, make the characters more believable and easier to imagine having actually existed because it does not play out like a legend or tall tale. Not your average cowboys and Indians western, instead it is an interesting look at real men in the west.