Sam Peckinpah directs Charlton Heston, Richard Harris and James Coburn in this western where a Unionist Major leads a squad of Confederate prisoners after a marauding tribe of natives.
The director. The cast. It certainly is manly. Just not very memorable. Heston convinces as a “good tyrant”. Not much of Peckinpah’s later trademark ultra violence and chickensweat fatalism finds a purchase here. Some good trad action though.