With his career compromised by injury, former rodeo star Jeff McCloud (Robert Mitchum) returns to his hometown, looking to hire out as a ranch hand. He makes a new buddy out of Wes Merritt (Arthur Kennedy), who's sure he can make it on the riding circuit with Jeff's help. Wes's wife Louise (Susan Hayward) isn't crazy about the idea...and the regrets come faster as she and McCloud develop an attraction. Nicholas Ray's contemporary oater co-stars Arthur Hunnicutt, Frank Faylen. 113 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.