Dan Ballard, a respected citizen in the western town of Silver Lode, has his wedding interrupted by four men led by Ned McCarthy, an old acquaintance who, as a US Marshal, arrests Ballard for the murder of his brother and the theft of $20,000. Ballard seeks to stall McCarthy while tracking down evidence that will prove his innocence: but the townspeople's loyalty to him gradually begins to waver under McCarthy's accusations. Written by
David Levene <D.S.Levene@durham.ac.uk>
WHILE THE MOB WAITS...they match bullet for bullet...life for life! (original one-sheet poster)
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Did You Know?
During the McCarthyism, political messages are usually cloaked in metaphors: for example, the name of the villain is Ned McCarty. See more
When Ballard hides near a haystack outside the Evans house, his shadow and the shadows of his pursuers fall on to the painted backdrop, revealing it as canvas and not a real landscape. See more