The Deadly Companions (1961)

STARRING:
Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith
DIRECTED BY:
Sam Peckinpah
GENRE:
Western
Marking the feature film debut of one of Hollywood’s most influential and widely referenced auteur directors, Sam Peckinpah, The Deadly Companions centers on a redemptive journey to escort a funeral procession through dangerous Indian Territory. Featuring fine work from a top-notch cast that includes the inimitable Maureen O’Hara at the height of her illustrious career, Peckinpah’s first foray into film provides a promising glance into the energetic and violent nature of his iconic later works. (Color)