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  • ...Other problems include a bookend structure that adds little beyond setting up a B-Western action climax, plus a serious misjudgement as regards Spencer Tracy's ornery patriarch who's supposed to be salt-of-the-earth but comes off as a nasty piece of work... but when Tracy and Richard Widmark are going at the father-son recriminations it's pretty irresistible, even if their showdown is (significantly) shot in a single static take, like filmed theatre.