* ActingForTwo: Lee Marvin plays the washed-up gunfighter, Kid Shelleen, and the hired killer Tim Strawn.
* AFIS100Years100Laughs: #50
* AFIS10Top10:
** #10, Western
* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/LeeMarvin both plays against type and according to his normal TypeCasting in the film, giving a comic and heroic performance as the alcoholic Kid Shelleen in contrast to his usual villainous performance in the smaller role of the evil Tim Strawn. Thanks to this display of versatility, he won an Oscar for the role(s).