In perhaps the most haunting opening of any B-Western, 'Randy Rides Alone' has John Wayne enter a deserted saloon filled with corpses. To the tinny strains of a player-piano and with someone eerily peeking from behind a portrait of Ulysses S. Grant, Wayne's reconnaissance ends with his arrest for murder. Director Harry L. Fraser and scenarist Lindsley Parsons produce "one of the greats" of this genre. The killers, lead by stunt-man extraordinaire Yakima Canun, are holed up in a cave picturesquely hidden behind a waterfall, and George "Gabby" Hayes, plays a mute, hunchbacked shop-keeper who may not be all he appears. Add to the mystery elements some extraordinary stunt-work by Canutt and you have a truly marvelous Western. 'Randy Rides Alone' reamins to this day a "classic" of its time.