High Plains Drifter – 1973

High Plains Drifter - 1973


A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago and is hired to bring the townsfolk together in an attempt to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.



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High Plains Drifter - 1973

Cast (first billed)

  • Clint Eastwood – The Stranger
  • Verna Bloom – Sarah Belding
  • Marianna Hill – Callie Travers (as Mariana Hill)


  • Clint Eastwood


A stranger rides out of the hot desert into a small town in the wild west. The towns people are scared of him, and 3 gunmen try, unsuccessfully, to kill him. He takes a room and decides to stay. Meanwhile, a group of outlaws are about to return to the town and take their revenge – will the towns leaders convince the mysterious man to help ?

Critical Reception

“Of all of his westerns, his performance in ‘Drifter was time and again the movie that, unarguably to me, defined his career. From the opening minutes when he rides into town, and coolly walks up to the bar, to the time he vaporizes into thin air when the credits roll, his performance in this film was gritty, flawless and truly Eastwood.” – MonteCarloMan -IMDB

“”High Plains Drifter” is one of the most important Westerns ever made, and when Eastwood takes his rightful place in film history alongside Cooper and Stewart and Wayne, this is the film that will be seen as the quintessential example of his art…” – ironside – IMDB

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