i thought it was great, it had good dialogue, was amusing and a bit wacky, not what you expect in an old western.
i wasnt really a fan of burt lancaster but i am now, he was excellent as joe bass.
Catch the mellow humour in this roughhouse romp somewhere in the Wild West. It’s complete with hollering (Holly)wild injuns, an outlaw band of ‘cut-scalp’ bounty collectors, a crotchety but resourceful fur trapper, and an erudite runaway slave, but no cowboys of the bronco breaking kind. Using a covered wagon boudoir with brass bed as one example, director Sydney Pollack never lets the absurd chase-the-pelts plot take itself seriously, mainly achieved through the crisp performances of Davis, Lancaster, Savalas and a saucy Winters. They’re both having and poking fun. A 60s civil rights message surfaces as black-white racial boundaries merge into a muddy equality at the conclusion of a Davis and Lancaster brawl. All in all, enticing! Three and a half stars.