Gene Hackman plays a former rough-rider who matches wits with the lovely hut suspicious lady in distress, Miss Jones (Candice Bergen). James Coburn is a drifting ex-cowboy competing against a young, reckless cowboy (Jan Michael Vincent), a haughty English sportsman (Ian Bannen), and a gutsy Pony Express rider (Ben Johnson).
We enjoyed this film. There is an intriguing twist in the middle and a novel ending which is not what you might guess, but appropriate. Good balance of sorrow and humour and no gross bits that I can remember.