The hero can not be a murderer. That doesn't work. The only reason to watch this film is because Montgomery Clift is so handsome. That's not really enough. This is why I have a love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with John Wayne films. The good guy can be flawed. He doesn't have to be perfect, but he can't be a spouse abuser or a murderer or we'd just as soon have him hanged in the end.
Who writes these scripts??? SHeesh!
Don't waste 2 hours on this one... unless you are a fan of Montgomery Clift.