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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Raymond Massey, a Canadian, was most famous for his repeated movie portrayals of President Lincoln. See more »

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While Tonia plays the piano, Hollister heads for a armchair and sits down ostensibly with the cigar in his mouth. Subsequently he is shown finishing to sit with the cigar in his right hand. See more »

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U.S. Marshal Martin Weatherby: [after seeing the Marlow's office in town] Well, let's apprehend them!
Blayde Hollister: Never launch an attack, Yankee, until yuh know the tactical situation.
U.S. Marshal Martin Weatherby: You learned that at Vicksburg, Rebel?
Blayde Hollister: Foreigner, I'll make it simple so you can understand.
[Looking toward the saloon]
Blayde Hollister: The best place to reconnoiter is where the barleycorn flows!
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Referenced in Kenjû 0 gô (1959) See more »

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On my top 10 List
27 May 2004 | by (Sarasota FL USA) – See all my reviews

If you like Gary Cooper, this is one of his best roles. His gentle intensity to right a wrong is what made his career. "Blayde Hollister" comes to Dallas to take revenge against Will and Brian Malowe, who burned his Georgia farm and killed his family. Inept Marshall gets in Hollister's way, attempting to arrest him when interrupted by a street shootout between Hollister and Wild Bill Hickock. The shootout is staged to get the law off Hollister, & he takes the "back East" Marshall under his wing to keep him alive in Texas, as they switch identity.

That was a great beginning, and the picture holds up all the way through. Action may be a little "slow" by today's standards, but it is one of my top 10 favorite movies.


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