Gun salesman Steve Farrell gets two of his new Colt .45 pistols stolen from him by ruthless killer Jason Brett and vows to recover them as Brett and his gang leave behind wake of robbery and murder throughout the territory. When Farrell recovers a stagecoach carrying gold and brings it back to town, he is made a deputy but unknown to him the sheriff is on league with the outlaws as is Paul and Beth Donovan, an apparently clean-cut young couple with ambitions for quick wealth. Although the town members are apathetic toward helping Steve, he gets plenty of assistance from Walking Bear, an Indian chief grateful that Steve saved his life. Written by
The gun that became the law of the land !
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To avoid confusing it with its TV series of the same name, Warner Bros. changed the film's title to "Chief Thundercloud." It has subsequently reverted back to its original title. See more
The movie is set in 1851 yet when the lights are knocked out in the Sheriff's office they clearly are electric (the last one even hangs from the wall by its electric wire after being knocked out). Electric lights weren't invented until approximately 1880 and electricity to such a town would have been lucky by 1910. Also costuming reflects 1870s, not 1850's, styles and fashions. See more
The first Colt repeating pistols in this territory, Sheriff. The finest guns ever made. Here's law and order in six-finger doses. Yes, sir, easy to load and as durable as your mother-in-law.
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