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Pistol-packing tomboy, and grandfather come to discover band of bank robbing bandits taking refuge in the neighboring ghost town.

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A band of bank robbers on the run from a posse flee into the desert. Near death from lack of water they stumble into what appears to be a ghost town, only to discover an old prospector and his granddaughter living there. The robbers discover that the old man has been mining gold and set out to make a quick fortune by robbing the pair. Their plan runs foul when the gang leader, Stretch, falls for the granddaughter, which sets off a showdown between the entire gang. Written by E.W. DesMarais <jlongst@aol.com>

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It was a moment for being a woman for only a woman's weapon could keep her alive... now! See more »

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Shakespeare's play "The Tempest" influenced the plot and characters. Director William Wellman said in the book, "The Men Who Made the Movies", that he had no idea of the connection. See more »

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Story is set in 1867, according to the opening scene, yet all handguns in the movie are 1873 Colt Peacemakers. See more »

Quotes

James 'Stretch' Dawson: I ain't talkin to hear my voice. I'm ordering ya.
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Opening credits prologue: The West - 1867 See more »

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Version of The Tempest (1979) See more »

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I'm Sad and I'm Lonely
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Performed by Charles Kemper
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The desert is a harsh mistress.
11 June 2002 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

This is not just your ordinary western. Top stars, great scenery and a well acted, but ordinary story. Gregory Peck leads a gang of bank robbers into the desert with the law hot on the trail. Peck ends up romancing Anne Baxter; and dealing with an Arizona ghost town while trying to calm down his angry pack of thieves. Also in the cast are: Richard Widmark, John Russell, Harry Morgan and Jay Silverheels. Beautiful black & white western action.


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