Tyrone Power is a pilots' pilot, but he doesn't believe in anything beyond his own abilities. He gets into trouble by flying a new fighter directly to Canada instead of to New York and ... See full summary »
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Vinnie Holt, a single woman traveling with her toddler niece, becomes stranded at Rawhide, a desert stagecoach stop managed by stationmaster Sam Todd and his assistant Tom Owens. Owens is quickly impressed by Vinnie's independent self-confidence. Jim Zimmerman, a fugitive murderer from Huntsville Prison disguised as a deputy, and three other ruthless escapees take over the station, intent on robbing the next day's gold shipment. After murdering Sam, Zimmerman knows they must keep Tom alive in order to complete their plans. Owens does not correct Zimmmerman's assumption that Vin is his wife, correctly sensing that the misconception might be the key to her survival also. Written by
During location work, star Tyrone Power took a liking to former bookkeeper turned novice actor Elam and talked Fox studio boss Darryl F. Zanuck into signing him to a Fox country beginning with the Power vehicle "An American Guerilla in the Phillipines." See more »
At around 68 minutes in Tom is looking through a hole in a wall when for dramatic effect the shadow of a person outside falls on the wall.
In the next shot we see the person outside and it is clear that his shadow falls in a completely different direction. See more »
[referring to Vin]
Keep away from her!
Why, I ain't been cured of women. Ain't had your medicine, Jim.
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Director Henry Hathaway helms this taut western drama about outlaws holding a group of people captive at a stagecoach station. Tyrone Power and Susan Hayward ignite good chemistry together right through to the climatic shoot-out. There's good support from Jack Elam (wonderfully evil), Dean Jagger, Hugh Marlowe, Jeff Corey and Edgar Buchanan. Seldom shown on TV this 1951 flick is available on video and is a treat for the western buff as well as for fans of the two dynamic stars.
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