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High Plains Drifter (1973)

Clint Eastwood rides into town and may, or may not be, the ghost of the Sherriff murdered when the cowardly townsfolk stood by and watched him whipped to death by three gunslingers, who incidentally are out of jail and coming back to take their revenge.

He is hired to protect the town, but not before he gets revenge of his own on those he feels are responsible for his own past trauma.

This was the first Western Eastwood directed and is a stylistic homage to Sergio Leone. It is also indebted to Don Siegel, who directed him in The Beguiled (1971), Coogan’s Bluff, and Dirty Harry (1971).

The Stranger
Clint Eastwood
Sarah Belding
Verna Bloom
Callie Travers
Marianna Hill
Dave Drake
Mitchell Ryan
Morgan Allen
Jack Ging
Mayor Jason Hobart
Stefan Gierasch
Lewis Belding
Ted Hartley
Mordecai
Billy Curtis
Stacey Bridges
Geoffrey Lewis
Bill Borders
Scott Walker
Sheriff Sam Shaw
Walter Barnes
Lutie Naylor
Paul Brinegar
Asa Goodwin
Richard Bull
Preacher
Robert Donner
Bootmaker
John Hillerman

Director
Clint Eastwood