After the Civil War, bitterness remained between Southerners and Northerners. In order to supply eastern cities with beef, former Confederates from Texas drove their herds to the rail-heads in Missouri. After a long and hard cattle drive through the Bad Lands, former Confederate officer Chad Morgan and his partners arrive at a rail-head in Missouri where corrupt cattle buyer Brog and his gunfighter partner offer to purchase the Texans' herds for a pitiful sum. Brog knows the cattle are weakened by the long drive from Texas and cannot survive a return drive to Texas. He also knows the Texans are desperate to sell for any amount of money they can settle for. After selling their herds to crooked buyer Brog, the Texans blame their partner Chad Morgan for their misfortune. It was Chad who suggested they sell their herds in Missouri. Heartbroken, Chad splits with his partners. On a rainy night, Chad is refused lodging by embittered Northerners who still see him as a Confederate enemy. He ... Written by
The big land was the big gamble ... They staked their gold, their women, and their lives !
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Oh, you boys can sleep as late as you like in the morning... so long as you get up for breakfast. Five o'clock.
Referenced in Stage Struck
I LEANED ON A MAN
Written by Leonard Rosenman
and Wayne Shanklin
Sung by Bonnie Lou Williams
(uncredited) dubbing for Virginia Mayo See more