Charlton Heston’s the titular aging cowboy who’s also a loner and an illiterate. When he meets the possible love of his life, it’s a moment of truth. Will he take a chance on enduring happiness, or continue to drift along in the only life he knows?
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This is a standout character study about a man who represents an American archetype & a dying way of life. He is confronted with the change & he's thinking about his next steps. The chemistry between Heston and Hackett is magical, it's a pleasure to watch them. Profound & serious Western. Masterpiece.