A former Confederate officer hunting for an outlaw who wronged him finds him in Dallas, but now as a wealthy, respectable citizen.

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After Confederate officer Blayde Hollister's home and family are destroyed by the Marlowe Brothers during the Civil War, he swears revenge, refusing to surrender and becoming a wanted man. In order to pursue the three brothers into Texas, Hollister fakes his own death in a staged gunfight with his friend Wild Bill Hickock. He then befriends Martin Weatherby, the newly appointed U.S. Marshal to Dallas, an affable, but not very experienced lawman, who agrees to let Hollister assume his identity. The eldest of the Marlowe brothers, Will, masquerades as a law-abiding real estate dealer while feigning righteous indignation over the brutal acts of lawlessness and violence visited on the honest citizens of Dallas by his sociopathic brothers, Cullen and Bryant. (Their parents were evidently fond of the renowned poet William Cullen Bryant). When Hollister becomes a rival for the affections of Weatherby's aristocratic fiancee Tonia Robles, Martin wonders whether he should let Blayde know that ... Written by duke1029

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When all of Texas was a powder keg...they lit the fuse! See more »

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30 December 1950 (USA)  »

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Dallas, ville frontière  »

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When Bryant Marlow and his gang are chasing Blayde Hollister (Gary Cooper), they shoot at him and shot appear to hit the hillside next to him. But one of the shot impacts sends up a smoke ring from the charge planted in the hill, showing that the shot impacts are only special effects charges. See more »

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U.S. Marshal Martin Weatherby: Now these are orders, Mr. Hickok. Your patriotic duty demands that...
Wild Bill Hickok: Sonny, there are duty scars all over my hide. From now on, folks are going to buy tickets just to look at 'em on a stage in a theater.
U.S. Marshal Martin Weatherby: You mean you're going to be an actor?
Wild Bill Hickok: Why not? You're what marshaling has petered down to.
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Referenced in Kenjû 0 gô (1959) See more »

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Wanted by the law, seeking revenge, and cleaning up Dallas.
4 January 2003 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Gary Cooper and a marshal change identities, since they both agree Cooper would be more efficient facing the outlaws. What is remarkable in this film are the costumes, both the marshal´s and Steve Cochran´s who is the bad guy. Cochran wears his guns backwards, probably to be able to crossdraw. The film starts quite excitingly with a showdown with Wild Bill Hickok. Ruth Roman, looking very pretty is the marshal´s fiancee. There is plenty of action, never a dull moment, but you have to concentrate, because the story is a bit complicated. Good entertainment.


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