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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Although Stretch swears on a bible in order to show Grandpa that he won't renege on their deal, the Bible states in James 5:12, "But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath". See more »

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At the beginning of the film when the gang robs the bank, as they ride out of town they are seen and heard firing their guns numerous times. In the immediate next scene, as they are riding toward the camera, a puff of pistol smoke is seen rising in the air from a rider whose arm is held toward the sky. However, unlike all the shots in the town, no sound is heard. See more »

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James 'Stretch' Dawson: I ain't talkin to hear my voice. I'm ordering ya.
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Version of The Tempest (1983) See more »

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I'm Sad and I'm Lonely
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A rare gem of a western that never really got its due appreciation.
16 February 2000 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This western has adventure, romance, passion, and a very heartwarming ending. The stars, Gregory Peck and Anne Baxter, have great chemistry and their acting is just wonderful. Anne Baxter is feisty and really shines in this movie. Although the movie is over half a century old, it is nonetheless very entertaining and delivers on all fronts.


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