Jack Nicholson directs and stars in this comedy western in which an outlaw escapes the hangman’s noose by wedding a spinster, but finds married life to be a fate worse than death.
Rendering to the commandments of the Old West town where unlawful Henry Lloyd Moon (Jack Nicholson) is about to be executed, a death row criminal will be out of danger if a trustworthy woman promises to repair his conducts.
To the irritation of cruel Deputy Towfield (Christopher Lloyd), Julia Tate (Mary Steenburgen) assurances for Henry and allocates him to look for gold on her land. Their relationship ultimately turns romantic, but Towfield and Henry’s old felonious friends loom their domestic ecstasy.
Jack Nicholson gives a good performance in…