The Deadly Companions (1961)
The Deadly Companions
Directed Sam Peckinpah
Cast: Maureen O'Hara as Kit Tildon
Brian Keith as Yellowleg
Steve Cochran as Billy Keplinger
Chill Wills as Turk
Strother Martin as Parson
Will Wright as Doctor Acton
Jim O'Hara as Cal
Peter O'Crotty as Mayor of Hila City
Billy Vaughan as Mead Tildon Jr.
Veteran Civil War Yankee officer, Yellowleg, saves the cheater, Turk, in a card game. Together with gunslinger Billy Keplinger they ride to Gila City with the intention of heisting a bank. Yellowleg has a war scar on the head from a man that tried to scalp him and he has been on the trail of his attacker for five years. When bandits rob a store, Yellowleg shoots at the outlaws and accidentally kills the son of cabaret dancer Kit Tilden, and the grieving woman decides to bury her son in the Apache country Siringo, where her husband is also buried. Yellowleg calls on Billy and Turk to escort Kitty through the dangerous land.
Directors: Sam Peckinpah
Actors: Steve Cochran, Brian Keith, Strother Martin, Maureen O'Hara, Chill Wills, Will Wright