Cinema: The New Pictures, Mar. 24, 1958

Saddle the Wind (MGM) is a not altogether successful attempt to mingle culture and coyotes. The culture is provided by John Cassavetes, a Stanislavsky-type buckaroo who looks sort of lost in all those wide-open spaces.

One day the kid rides home with a gun ("the fastest in the West") and a girl (Julie London), and pretty soon he starts to abuse them both. The girl he kisses, as she puts it, "like you paid money for the privilege." The gun he fires at anybody whose looks he doesn't happen to like. All this is...

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