The Simply Titled “Day of the Outlaw”

Angry enough to attempt to kill a decent man with whom he is feuding, Blaise Starrett (Robert Ryan) is a very faulty dude who becomes a better one after outlaws temporarily spend time in his town. Inclined to bully and steal, army captain Bruhn (Burl Ives) is the disgraced leader of the crooks. The Day of the Outlaw, in a 1959 movie of the same name, has descended, in proper black and white and with some agreeable visuals.

Re the latter, Tina Louise is marvelously beautiful. And long and medium-long shots reveal majestic wintry landscapes, exactly right and not too pretty for a Western. Directed by Andre de Toth, Day of the Outlaw tells a not-bad story, even if the roughing-it action near the end needs a pacemaker.

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