Nevada Smith

StarringSteve McQueenKarl MaldenBrian Keith

Written byHenry Hathaway

Directed byHarold Robbins (based on the character in “The Carpetbaggers” created by), John Michael Hayes

Year: 1966

Plot: Boy’s mom and dad are ruthlessly and cruelly slaughtered. He pursues the murderers one by one, fulfilling his righteous vengeance.

Pros: Steve McQuinn as his signature anti-hero against the backdrop of the rockies. What’s not to like?

Cons: 35 year-old McQuin plays a 16 year old character. As a result he sometimes comes off as severely learning disabled.

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