Decent love drama enhanced by intriguingly subtle chemistry between two good looking protagonists. Entire casting, actually, is spot-on, even Bronson in his five lines part. Underneath, a typically 60's cry about the demise of the West done in a more classical way then was thought contemporary at the time.
I guess Tennessee Williams didn't like how this turned out on the big screen. So he made sure his name wasn't associated with it. Aside from that, I enjoyed this film because Wood and Redford went well together. The characters were well-developed too. Touching as being told by a child that grew up too fast.
I'm a huge Natalie Wood fan. Absolutely loved her when I was a kid, and she RULES this film. She had such presence. I wept at the end of this - it was so unfair that she was dead (I was too young to understand what was transpiring on the screen.) Subsequent viewings over the years have answered the many uncomfortable questions I would bug my parents with. It was a common occurrence that drove my parents nuts.