In the New Mexico desert, Ben Cameron (Anthony Quinn – Only The Lonely, The Greek Tycoon) and his wife Meg (Debra Paget – Love Me Tender, The Ten Commandments) try to build and run their ranch. There is some tension between husband and wife and that rises when Nardo Denning (Ray Milland – Love Story, Dial M For Murder) arrives. Denning is armed with a gun, stolen loot and a secret about Meg's past. With these two items Denning holds Meg hostage and forces Ben to escort him across the Mexican border. It comes out that Meg and Denning were formerly lovers and partners-in-crime. On their voyages through the rough and challenging terrain each man tries to gain the upper hand on the other. The battle is constant and tense. At the same time each is battling for Meg's heart.
Money is the root of all evil is the premise that this Allan Dwan (Sands of Iwo Jima, Heidi) directed movie is based on. Or at least the incredible power that money has over people. It is oddly like a Western yet more of a thriller in the end. The three main characters in the film are all interesting because they are all flawed and not totally innocent. It is a film full of moral dilemmas and violence which is quite typical of many late 1960s films.
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