Cinema: The New Pictures, Jul. 28, 1958

The Bravados (20th Century-Fox) is a western that attempts to draw a useful moral, but it is just too goldurn slow (98 minutes) on the draw. The hero (Gregory Peck) is a ranchman who hunts down and kills three men for the rape and murder of his wife, only to discover that the men did not commit the crime. To make matters worse, the killings have made him a hero to the whole district.

The paradox of public innocence and private guilt is strongly framed in the ending, and the point of the story

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