Last night, someone brought up Delmer Daves’ The Last Wagon (1956), which made me think of Richard Widmark tied to the wagon wheel. It’s one of those movie images that has really stuck with me over the years — in a movie that’s tough and brutal and well-paced. All the stuff you want in a 50s Western. Oh, and it’s got Timothy Carey in it. Enough said.
Further proof that 1956 was the year for Westerns.