YMMV / The Ox-Bow Incident

  • Ethnic Scrappy: Pancho, the none-too-bright Mexican peasant. On the other hand...
  • Fair for Its Day: Juan is a comparatively positive portrayal of Mexicans. Although he may or may not be an outlaw on the run, he is presented as brave, noble, intelligent, and the most mature of the three accused men.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: Vigilantism is a bad thing. The law is there for a reason, and without due process, one cannot know for sure who is guilty and who is actually innocent.
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