In his first self-directed western effort, Clint Eastwood plays a stranger who rides into an impoverished town, whose residents are dreading the imminent return of the three desperadoes who had once laid the place to ruin. The locals turn to the imposing new arrival for help, but will his assistance come with too great a price? Violent and compelling opus co-stars Verna Bloom, Geoffrey Lewis, Billy Curtis. 106 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: Spanish; biographies; theatrical trailer; more.