When the new U.S. Marshall, Dave Harmon (Clint Walker), first moseys on into town, he honestly thought that he was keeping the peace by stopping two unruly brothers from messing up a local saloon.
But no. Not really. After he rents a room at Julie Williams' (Kathryn Hays) hotel, and hires Andres (Miguel Alejandro) to be his new squire, one of these brothers gets killed by two shadowy figures at the dead of night.
No. Not the one with the dirty beard. David shoots him earlier, whilst keeping the peace at the local saloon. It was the other brother. The nice one. Who he locks up in a jail-cell for not-so safe keeping.
OK. I know what you're thinking to yourself now, folks. 'Prey tell, who could these two shadowy figures that killed the nice one be?' Right? (Or words to that effect). Well, according to Andres, it could be someone who works in the army, because he spotted one of them wearing a nice pair of very shinny shoes.
Hey! Cut that out. Stop laughing. David believes what Andres says. In fact, he believes him so much, he gets on his high horse and visits a nearby army barracks, an Indian reservation, plus the home of the elder brother of the two dead brothers, Arch King (Morgan Woodward), so he can figure out what in damnation is really going on.
But then again, that's most probably why what next transpires all goes to TV when a Marshal's got to do what a Marshal's got to do. As a plot thickens - this story isn't like Dickens - the bad guys eventually come out to play - plus I'm pretty damn certain our Davy-boy isn't gay.
Now who wants to go swimming? SPLASH!!!!
[ NOT A TRAILER - A BRIEF INSIGHT INSTEAD ]
Now if there was only one word I could use to describe '
that word would have to be 'nice'. For instance, all of the sets were nicely
decorated considering this was a made for TV production. Most of the actors did
a very nice job portraying the characters they were supposed to portray. Plus
the story in itself was very nicely written, having that evolving and engaging
quality about it that normally came out of the cinema during this era.
Well. Let's face it. If you were a sheriff and you saw a gunman holding a kid hostage, would you allow him five minutes to get away just because he asked for it? Or what about that scene with the Native Americans, where 'The Chief' spoke in monosyllabic sentences as if he were sitting on a very large cactus!
Hey! Don't get the wrong idea, folks. I did enjoy watching the majority of '
Yuma'. It was a
pretty good film, mainly because the main lead, Clint Walker, came across as if
he were the Superman of the Wild West.
Go on. Just take a look at the pictures of him provided. Don't you think Clint looks like the man of steel too? Furthermore, if you ever get to see him in this Western, you'll also get to see that his acting style is very wholesome and earnest, especially when he's interacting with Kathryn's and Miguel's characters, who likewise help center this film in their rather subservient ways.
was a very nice film to watch. The story was nice to follow. The acting was
nice to engage with. And on occasion it was nice to see people attempt to kidnap
Ops! Nuff said.
THE RATING: A