Stewart is a bounty hunter in Colorado territory after killer Robert Ryan. Stewart's efforts to bring in Ryan and collect the reward are compromised by the presence of Ryan's loyal girl friend Janet Leigh and Stewart's two disreputable sidekicks, wily prospector Millard Mitchell and disgraced Union-officer Ralph Meeker.
I don't really LOVE Mann's westerns, but he almost always seems to do a very fine job with them. A really solid script, beautiful Technicolor photography (all shot on location), tight plotting, strong characters and good performances from Stewart et al (Janet Leigh could have been better). This one doesn't really have that something special to push it over the top, but without any glaring flaws, it's quite satisfying.