Ex-sheriff Ben Stride tracks the seven men who held up a Wells Fargo office and killed his wife. Stride is tormented by the fact that his own failure to keep his job was the cause of his wife's working in the express office and thus he is partly responsible for her death. Stride encounters a married couple heading west for California and helps them. Along the way they are joined by two n'er-do-wells, Masters and Clete, who know that Stride is after the express-office robbers. They plan to let Stride lead them to the bandits, then make away with the loot themselves. But they aren't the only ones carrying a secret. Written by
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Seven bullets from here his woman would be waiting -- Seven men from now -- her shame would be wiped out!
Did You Know?
Both Budd Boetticher
and writer Burt Kennedy
hated the title song and lobbied to have it eliminated when the film was restored, but Batjac and UCLA insisted the film be shown in its original form. See more
When Lee Marvin remarks that it looks like rain, there are clouds in the sky, but in the next cut to Scott and Russell the sky is clear and azure blue. See more
I was wrong, Clete. He wasn't half a man.
Referenced in Collateral Damage
by 'By' Dunham
(as By Dunham) and Henry Vars See more