A nameless drifter is hired by the cowardly residents of a Western town to protect them from a ruthless gang of cons. Interesting direction by Eastwood!
Stranger (star and director Clint Eastwood) arriving in Lago, meets thugs at the bar then visits the barber (William O'Connell), violence coming soon, early in High Plains Drifter, 1973.
Barber (William O'Connell), shaving sheriff (Walter Barnes) when Stranger (star and director Clint Eastwood) points out he's owed a bath, visiting with Mordecai (Billy Curtis) when Callie (Marianna Hill) drops by, in High Plains Drifter, 1973.
A man with no name (Clint Eastwood) sets out to protect a town from bandits...by any means necessary in High Plains Drifter (1973).
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Clint Eastwood's second film as a director finds the celebrated action star returning to his familiar Old West stomping grounds and his internationally acclaimed role of "The Man With No Name." This time, The Stranger (Eastwood) mysteriously appears out of the heat waves of the desert and rides into the lawless, sin-ridden town of Lago. After making a name for himself with a string of blazing gun battles, The Stranger is hired by the townspeople to provide protection from three ruthless gunmen just out of jail. The Stranger quickly proceeds to paint the entire town bright red, rename it "Hell," and supply divine retribution in the fiery, pulse-pounding climax of this acclaimed western shoot-em-up.
A mysterious gunfighter without a name rides across the desert landscape and arrives in the mining town beside the sea "Lago" to stay for the night. After gunning down three desperado's who tried to kill him, the town hires the gunfighter to help defend the town from three murderous outlaws, Stacey Bridges, Bill Borders and Cole Carlin who have been released from jail after they brutally whipped to death the town's local lawman Marshal Jim Duncan who is in his grave with a unmarked gravestone, the three outlaws set out to return to "Lago" to get their vengeance. Can the mysterious gunfighter without a name stop the three outlaws?
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