A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago. After gunning down three gunmen who tried to kill him, the townsfolk decide to hire the Stranger to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.
Clint Eastwood proves why he is the top gunslinger in the west.
‘High Plains Drifter’ is just another Clint Eastwood classic. No big deal.
There have been numerous comparisons on who is more superior when it comes to westerns, John Wayne or Clint Eastwood? My answer is simply, incomparable. Clint Eastwood pits himself into another great western flick for all audiences, showcasing his popular gritty persona, shooting down bad guys all while smoking a cigar. If there is one thing we learn from watching Eastwood in action, we won’t be disappointed.
Eastwood finds himself playing a role with no name. Whom isn’t identified throughout the entire movie. ‘The stranger’ is tested when he comes across a small town in the wild west. Looking to stay for a few days, he is confronted by a few bully towns folks who want to end his welcome briefly and violently. As we all are aware of what the outcome was, the stranger is looked upon by the towns folks who are afraid of three outlaws who recently escaped from prison. The history of what the outlaws have with this small town ended on a bad note and they hire the stranger to take care of their dirty work. What comes from hiring a stranger? A whole lot of changes. The stranger pretty much ends up running the town for collateral.
Clint Eastwood is and will forever be my favorite western gunslinger. No question about it. ‘High Plains Drifter’ proves why Eastwood is an iconic legend for the western genre.