In High Sierra Bogart makes the overly theatrical Duke Mantee a thing of the distant past.
Wes and Colorado fall into a trap only because the sheriff Morris Ankrum is unusually clever.
The screenplay seems rooted to the rugged terrain: driving from Ohio to the Coast, and back and forth on those endless, lonely desert roads.
In 1955 Warners remade High Sierra as the so-so starring a fairly subdued Jack Palance and Shelley Winters.
A featurette discussion of actor Willie Best by Miriam J.
Plus foldout insert with an essay by Imogen Sara Smith.
Wes soon realizes that she is the only person he can trust.
The finale at a cliff-side Indian dwelling is similar to the rocky finish in High Sierra but with vital differences.