In the western frontier town of Cross Creek storekeeper George Temple is a polite and soft spoken man with a secret past.When three bank robbers on the lam stop in town to change horses George Temple's past comes back to haunt him.
During the war for Texas independence, one man leaves the Alamo before the end (chosen by lot to help others' families) but is too late to accomplish his mission, and is branded a coward. Since he cannot now expose a gang of turncoats, he infiltrates them instead. Can he save a wagon train of refugees from Wade's Guerillas? Written by
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Chill Wills (who plays John Gage in this film) was also in "The Alamo" (1960) playing Beekeeper. See more »
San Antonio, the location of the Alamo, is 200 miles BY CAR from Franklin, Texas, the setting of the film. On horseback that journey would take at least a week on horseback, especially considering the dearth of roads in that era. Much of the action in the film would not be possible given the time constraints caused by this distance.
Equally, the Houston area ( the location of the film's pivotal San Jacinto gathering of troops by Sam Houston) is roughly 150 miles and at least 2-3 days travel on horseback making some elements of the film improbable, if not impossible. See more »
Glenn Ford is fighting at the Alamo and he is chosen among friends to go out and save their families. Hugh O'Brian also has to leave on an official mission. Just after Ford leaves, the Alamo falls, and he is branded a coward, especially by O'Brian, who does not know the real reason Ford left. Very good story,about the individual standing up against a collective prejudice, co-written by Niven Busch (Duel in the Sun, Pursued, The Westerner) and directed by Budd Boetticher, who in later years directed many westerns with Randolph Scott. This film is full of action, very good music and scenery. Boetticher shows his special touch when there is a shootout with plenty of strategy involved.
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