The Deadly Companions (1961)
Sam Peckinpah's directorial debut was this excellent western adventure about an ex-soldier (Brian Keith) who accidentally kills the young son of a dance hall girl (Maureen O'Hara) during a shoot-out. To make amends, Keith volunteers to escort O'Hara and the funeral party through dangerous Apache territory so the boy can be buried with his father. Steve Cochran, Chill Wills, Strother Martin co-star. 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; trivia; biography.