High Plains Drifter

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A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago. After gunning down three gunmen who tried to kill him, the townsfolk decide to hire the Stranger to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.

  1. Dean Riesner


  2. Ernest Tidyman


  3. Clint Eastwood


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  1. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood

    The Stranger

  2. Verna Bloom

    Verna Bloom

    Sarah Belding

  3. Marianna Hill

    Marianna Hill

    Callie Travers

  4. Mitchell Ryan

    Mitchell Ryan

    Dave Drake

  5. Jack Ging

    Jack Ging

    Morgan Allen

  6. Stefan Gierasch

    Stefan Gierasch

    Mayor Jason Hobart

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 45m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • April 19, 1973
    R, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Supernatural Western?

A lone gunman with no name and seemingly with no past, rides into the dusky town of Lago. The residents of Lago at first view the stranger with suspicion, but when news that some outlaws that are out for blood are on their way to town, they ask the stranger for his help.

This is Clint Eastwood's first Western film that he directed, and it's clear and evident that the guy not only loves the genre that made his name, he also knows what makes it work. Obviously having worked for Sergio Leone, Eastwood was making notes because High Plains Drifter oozes the mythical aura... read the rest.

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