Group of inmates, all sentenced for life, are heading back to prison from the gold mines. They are escorted by the troops, Sgt. Brown (Claudio Undari) as their leading officer. They are attacked by the bandits, who are convinced that there is gold on the wagon where the inmates are traveling. When they can't find the gold, bandits kill everyone except the inmates and Sgt. Brown and his daughter who are traveling in the wagon. Bandits stampede the horses leading the wagon and the wagon crashed into the woods.
Now the inmates, Sgt. Brown and his daughter are left in the wilderness to walk back to the prison. Tension rises between the inmates and Sgt. Brown as they travel through the mountains in the cold winter weather.
Really brutal western. I think that one of the reasons why this film is one of cult favorites is it's over the top violence. Lots of gory/graphic scenes. This is also pretty minimalistic western, no big crowd scenes. Only the odd little traveling company trying to survive in the wilderness. Yet still highly enjoyable movie.
Directed by Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent.