Oracle, Texas Marshal Scott Hood is murdered and his wife, Rose, takes his badge and sets out on a personal vendetta to find the killers. She'll have the badge two weeks, then the new marshal arrives to take over. Meanwhile, the unscrupulous Erica Page, the saloon-mistress, is busy buying up local property because she has a tip the railroad is going to make Oracle a depot stop. The cowardly mayor warns her that the railroad may not come to Oracle, but Erica already had that base covered, as after she makes payment on the land, she has her moronic henchman, Jake Hayes, murder the seller, take back the money, return it to her so she can buy some more land. Erica is a businesswoman who believes in a fast return on investment. But, in order to get away cleanly, if the railroad does not come through, she sends Jake out-of-state to Tombstone to hire a gunslinger to come kill Rose. He brings back a hired gun who falls in love with his intended target. Written by
Les Adams <email@example.com>
Hired to kill the woman he loved!
Did You Know?
According to Beverly Garland
, the first scene shot was a love scene between her and John Ireland
. It was at 6:30 in the morning and their teeth were chattering. She says they had huge red biting ants crawling all over them during the scene, and the ants can be seen in the finished film. See more
When the brothel owner is speaking with the mayor, Wormy is supposed to enter through the door in the background. He blows his cue by entering too early, realizes this, and quickly slips back behind the door. See more
Marshal Scott Hood
Hi. Long night.
A quiet one for a change.
Marshal Scott Hood
Aw, you shouldn't get up so early just to fetch my breakfast.
What else is a Marshal's wife good for?
Opening credits: ORACLE, TEXAS
FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1878 See more