After serving a five year prison sentence for allowing his men to destroy a town in a drunken spree, a trail boss is hired by the same town's leading citizen to drive their cattle to Fort ... See full summary »
The spoilt young son of a wealthy railroad owner manages to get himself lost in the middle of nowhere. He is found by a cowboy on a cattle drive and the lad must start learning the hard ... See full summary »
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A farmer, Zachary Hallock (Joel McCrea) & his son Joshua (Jimmy Hunt) try to establish new roots on their farm near a small western town victimized by outlaws. The merchants & ranchers form a vigilante group to oppose the constant threat to their families. They also try to recruit Hallock, but he refuses & instead secretly joins the outlaw band terrorizing the community. His son & new bride Sarah Jane Skaggs (Barbara Hale) don't understand why he has seemly decided to become an outlaw & has turned his back on everything & everyone most dear to him. Written by
Joel McCrea was 17 years older than Barbara Hale. Hale was 31 at the time of release, which was rather old for a never-married woman in the old west. See more »
When the boy is driving the wagon and the men are shooting at it, in the shot from the rear it is clear an adult stuntman was used. The amount of his back seen is much higher above the rail than when the boy was shown driving the wagon. See more »
Joel McCrea made two westerns, this one and "Saddle Tramp" that had a lot in common: good stories, nice scenery, action, and the fact that they were appealing to both children and parents. In this one you go through the feelings of anguish of a young boy and his stepmother as they see McCrea becoming an outlaw. James Arness of "Gunsmoke" is one of the bad guys, Alex Nicol another. Jesse Hibbs, the second unit director would direct later on many of Audie Murphy's films.
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