I watched a fine widescreen print from Kino Lorber. The story is much tougher than I remembered it. It is for adults only. Felicia Farr as a blonde is credited as Randy Farr. This is not a noir that gets much play. Filmed partly at Royal Gorge, Colorado, one car bears a decal of Canon City, which was the title to a previous noir of the same type from 1948,. Both have narration by an authority.
Three years later, Broderick Crawford would play a similar murderous man in "The Decks Ran Red". a seagoing noir. Bronson in this movie left behind him the Buchinsky moniker. Ralph Meeker plays an interesting loner nicknamed the Iceman, not a killer but into extortion, but an impassive character. Lon Chaney and William Talman fill out the 5 main criminals. Roy Roberts and Reed Hadley are park ranger and FBI agent, respectively.