In a twist on the Hollywood formula, this Western follows the less-than-honorable actions of Santee, a cynical bounty hunter who schemes with local crime boss Kile to ruin an idyllic frontier town in exchange for a lucrative railroad contract.
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Black Spurs is cloaked in a remarkable fog of arthritic malaise that Rory Calhoun and the rest of the cast pound way through. It's something to watch these great actors, all at a crossroads in their career (excepting Linda Darnell, who was at the very end), fulfill western archetypes with great tiredness that is matched with as much determination. Darnell's slow smirks and roll of the eyes, the sweat on Richard (cont