Southern veteran Ned Britt returns home to Fort Worth after the Civil War with his mentor, newspaperman Ben Garvin, along with his young apprentice, in hopes of building the town into a modern metropolis. However, the area is terrorized by the ruthless Gabe Clevenger and his gang of hired guns. Britt wonders whose side his old friend Blair Lunsford is on. Lunsford has used the unrest to buy up parcels of land on the cheap and hopes to profit from this speculation after the territory is cleaned up and ultimately become governor. Britt sees through his friend's ambition, and they are alternately allies and antagonists. Britt is also distracted by girl-next-door Flora Talbott and and seductive Amy Brooks. Written by
RANDOLPH SCOTT as Fighting Editor Britt of the "Fort Worth Star" - His Fearless Headlines Wrote Fort Worth's History---His Six-Guns Made It!
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Did You Know?
Three train scenes are taken directly from Dodge City
(1939) - the race with the horse-driven stagecoach along the tracks; the burning carriage and subsequent escape on horseback; the triumphal arrival of the train in town, right at the end. See more
News comes in pieces, boys, like a suit of clothes. Don't ever sport the jacket unless you're sure you got the breeches on.
I've Been Workin' on the Railroad
American folk song first published in 1894
Heard on soundtrack during parade sequence. See more