Clint Eastwood always could direct and "Outlaw Josey Wales" is as good as they come.
A simple tale of a man whose family is killed and gets lost in the life of a raider in the Civil War. Refuses to surrender, but like Les Miserables he is tormented by pursuit aimed to get him back in line or dead in the trying.
Chief Dan George is fine is support as is Sondra Locke and the ever able John Vernon. A mix of classic western themes and modern imagery elevate this to one of the very best in the western genre.
This is a true Western Classic