Jean Shelby (Ann Savage), a member of a family of Confederate sympathizers in Missouri during the Civil War, has been providing information about the Union Army to Confederate Raiders. So the Union is trying to capture the Shelby family, with the help of an outcast Indian (Chief Thundercloud) who has his own grudge against the Shelbys. When Jean and a Yankee captain (Alan Curtis) fall in love, their plans and loyalties are tested.
August 27, 2011 Subject:
Uh ... what a pathetic ending.
The following lines might shock some, but the similarity is there:
when you take a look at the films done by the Nazi regime in Germany, then you will notice a certain consistent plot: all those that have touched evil or are outside the norm die ... or get punished.
Sadly, this film shows something of equal stupid proportions. The plot revolvs around the idea of revenge and there is no escape form it. The final judgement has to be made and those pure at heart win, while the others bit the dust. How the characters appear is rather random and not really convincing. Except for the main ones, all other people remain rather vague and shallow; especially White Cloud. None of them is really explored in depth. What are their motives and why this insatiable lust for death? Especially the end is just pathetic.
Despite this general flaw, the film is actually nice to watch and has a nice flow and atmosphere. So, you might want to give it a try.