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High Plains Drifter


Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill, Mitchell Ryan View All


Clint Eastwood (Director), Ernest Tidyman (Screenplay), Dean Riesner (Screenplay) View All

Release: Apr. 19th, 1973
Runtime: 1 hour, 45 minutes
A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago. After gunning down three gunmen who tried to kill him, the townsfolk decide to hire the Stranger to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.
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While much of the film is as visceral as you'd expect from Eastwood, it does show some acid-like influences as it depicts dream-like flashbacks to a brutal whipping complete with eerie strings, to say nothing of the ways in which Eastwood's control of the town extends to surreal decisions such as ap....
I wish Eastwood had focused on that aspect of the plot; the outsider taking advantage of the wicked town, playing mind games with the cowards who run it, like some sort of Old West Pied Piper.