Waldo’s review published on Letterboxd:
Never seen this one before. Great performances, competent direction from Martin Ritt and great dialogue from a Larry Mcmurthy novel make it a classic modern cowboy tale from the early 60s .Newman is the rebellious cowboy son of an aging cattle farmer. Melvin Douglas plays the kind of strict, unsentimental dad he was famous for playing. Patricia Neal is the sexy housekeeper that brings so much sexual tension to the already loaded atmosphere on the cattle ranch. Neal won a well-deserved Oscar.