Kehr Capsule of the Week: Decision at Sundown (1957)

 

This 1957 feature, the third of Budd Boetticher‘s remarkable Randolph Scott westerns, finds Scott as a man obsessed with revenging the suicide of his wife on her former lover. Boetticher’s westerns seem to exist apart from history; they are highly stylized, almost abstract moral studies, compressed and analytical. Unique in the genre, they are essential viewing.

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