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
When all of Texas was a powder keg...they lit the fuse!
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Raymond Massey, a Canadian, was most famous for his repeated movie portrayals of President Lincoln. See more
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
Do you know what Texas means? It's an Indian word for friends. It's a big land with room for everyone. And you could be a part of it in time.
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