In 1971, Taylor Hackford, then a young producer and filmmaker at KCET, the public broadcasting station in Los Angeles, convinced station management to let him make a one-hour program about his friend Budd Boetticher, the director of the highly acclaimed series of feature films known as the Ranown Westerns, starring Randolph Scott. Hackford had sought out Boetticher when he returned to the U.S. after his thirteen-year ordeal in Mexico making ARRUZA, a docudrama about bullfighter Carlos Arruza. Boetticher left a successful directing career and committed himself to making this labor of love, which effectively ended his Hollywood career and almost ended his life. In this one-hour conversation, Hackford let Boetticher talk at length, knowing that this consummate storyteller would reveal his passions for filmmaking, horses, and bullfighting. The result is a colorful portrait of a dynamic artist.