Clay Hardin is a San Antonio rancher who has been run off his land by cattle rustlers. There's a range war going on and Hardin is determined to get the man behind it all, Roy Stuart. Hardin has been hiding out in Mexico, biding his time and decides the time has come for him to return. He's managed to get hold of one of Stuart's tally books that clearly shows he was selling cattle that didn't belong to him. Stuart and his partner Legare will go to any lengths to stop Hardin before he can put the evidence before a court. Beautiful dance hall performer Jeanne Starr arrives in San Antonio under contract to Stuart and Legare but she is clearly smitten with the handsome Hardin. When the army is called away, Hardin and his supporters are left on their own to defend themselves. Written by
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Did You Know?
Bozic in the film twice refers to riderless horses as 'empty horses'. This is likely to be a reference to director, Michael Curtiz
, with whom Errol Flynn
had worked on 'The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)'. When wanting to see stray horses wandering through the battle, Curtiz directed the wranglers to "Bring on the empty horses." When David Niven
and Flynn cracked up laughing, he responded with: 'You people, you think I know fuck nothing; I tell you: I know fuck all". Niven later made this "curtizism" immortal by titling a volume of his autobiography:"Bring on the empty horses." See more
When Clay Hardin tells the driver to turn the coach around at the end, the long shot shows his horse tied to it. However, just before this shot, Bozic sees Hardin's 'empty' horse running free. See more
[about the dance
Took me years to pick up.
It must have been the only thing that took you that long.
Well, we don't get pretty girls like you down here often. Guess that's why we have to pay for it.
Referenced in Hollywood Wonderland
"Put Your Little Foot Right Out"
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