Revered by the likes of Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino, the great director Andre de Toth made some of the most gripping and unusual American films of the 1950s, and Day of the Outlaw stands as one of his finest.
Robert Ryan plays the ruthless cattleman Blaise Starrett who rides into the small, snowbound town of Bitters to settle a feud with homesteader Hal Crane (Alan Marshal) over access to land, with one eye on rekindling a past love affair with Crane's wife Helen (Tina Stuart). But once a band of brutal outlaws, led by the notorious Captain Jack Bruhn (Burl Ives), enters and takes the townspeople hostage, the situation becomes a powder keg ready to blow.
Set against extraordinary winter landscapes, this jagged, tightly-coiled Western is a riveting examination of shifting morals amid desperate circumstances, featuring brilliant performances and exemplary filmmaking. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film in a Dual-Format edition for the first time in the UK.
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"tremendous adaptation of Lee Edwin Wells' 1955 novel ★★★★★" - Independent
"Day of the Outlaw is an essential take on the genre it clearly loves, yet has so much more to offer than just beautiful scenery or great shoot outs... A must own release for any serious cinephile ★★★★★" - Flickering Myth
"a seedy bridge between the classical westerns of the '30s and '40s with their clean cut defenders of the peace and soft conservative agendas, and the unfettered violence of the '70s and '80s ushered in by the likes of Sam Peckinpah and Sergio Leone" - Little White Lies