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>
FACE TO FACE! HATE TO HATE! GUN TO GUN! (original three-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
John Payne is seen throughout the film wearing black cowboy boots, but when his stunt double leaps aboard a wagon, the double is seen to wear low shoes with white socks. See more