Unjustly booted out of the cavalry, Mike McComb strikes out for Nevada, and deciding never to be used again, ruthlessly works his way up to becoming one of the most powerful silver magnates in the west.
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Walsh is great. Even in this unequal movie there are plenty of playful, energetic and complex moves. There's an ambivalence towards the hero and the masses. And, as it's usual in Walsh, the action always comes before the knowledge, but the knowledge comes in the end.