Not only did Marlon Brando star in this compelling and fascinating 1961 Western, but it is also the legendary actor’s only directorial effort. In the old West of 1880, Kid Rio (Marlon Brando) and his partner “Dad” Longworth (Karl Malden) are discovered robbing a bank on the Mexican border. gworth abandons the young man and escapes with the loot, leaving Rio to be captured and jailed. After five long years, an unrepentant Rio is released and, with a new gang, plans a bank robbery in the town of Monterey. However, Rio is surprised to find that Longworth has since become a respectable sheriff in the California town. Though always living in fear of Rio’s return, the older man has married and become stepfather to the woman’s grown daughter Louisa (Pina Pellicer). Rio feigns forgiveness, but all the while plots revenge against his double-crossing former partner. More complications arise when Rio falls in love with the beautiful Louisa. The emotional and power struggles begin to turn as Longworth suspects Rio’s true motives!