... I haven't seen this film in years (television a long time ago). But I had to write this, even as the DVD here is now being processed as an order. Lucky was I to see it while browsing around on Amazon, and lucky you will be too to own it. One of my top three ever westerns. I'm more of a Sci-Fi/Fantasy/action/adventure person, so it takes a top notch film in other genres to grip me.
Yes, there's a gunfight or two. But this western is not about the gunfights, but about the gunfightER. Richard Widmark seems to get top billing, but he's really a side show as far as quality characterisation goes; as -unfortunately- is the delicious Dorothy Malone. This is about the very impressive Henry Fonda, and to a fair extent Anthony Quinn.
This is no (early) Clint Eastwood, John Wayne or even Franco Nero anti-hero, Fonda here is something unusual in westerns. The film even incorporates the rarely mentioned point of watching out for backshooters during "duels".
I can't guarantee that you will like it, but if you don't, then you're an even tougher nut to crack than I am.