High Plains Drifter is a 1973 American Western film directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, written by Ernest Tidyman, and produced by Robert Daley for Malpaso Company and Universal Pictures.


A drifter with no name (Clint Eastwood) wanders into a small town, where his gun-slinging abilities are in high demand. When the drifter rides into Lago, he is met with incredulity and disapproval by the townspeople. But once he shows his skills with a pistol, the locals realize he may be able to help them fend off a band of criminals who have been terrorizing the town. He agrees to help the townspeople, but does so with his own secret agenda.


  • Clint Eastwood as The Stranger
  • Verna Bloom as Sarah Belding
  • Billy Curtis as Mordecai
  • Mariana Hill as Callie Travers
  • Mitchell Ryan as Dave Drake
  • Jack Ging as Morgan Allen
  • Stefan Gierasch as Mayor Jason Hobart
  • Ted Hartley as Lewis Belding
  • Geoffrey Lewis as Stacey Bridges, outlaw
  • Dan Vadis as Dan Carlin, outlaw
  • Anthony James as Cole Carlin, outlaw
  • Walter Barnes as Sheriff Sam Shaw
  • Paul Brinegar as Lutie Naylor
  • Richard Bull as Asa Goodwin
  • Robert Donner as Preacher
  • John Hillerman as Bootmaker
  • John Quade as Freight Wagon Operator
  • Buddy Van Horn as Marshal Jim Duncan
  • William O'Connell as the Barber
  • James Gosa as Tommy Morris, outlaw
  • Scott Walker as Billy Borders, outlaw
  • Russ McCubbin as Fred Short, outlaw
  • John Mitchum as Jail warden