An authoritarian rancher, Barbara Stanwyck, who rules an Arizona county with her private posse of hired guns. When a new marshall arrives to set things straight, the cattle queen finds herself falling, brutally for the avowedly non-violent lawman. Both have itchy-fingered brothers, a female gunman enters the picture, and things go desperately wrong. Written by
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Although the on-screen credit for Eve Brent
reads "and introducing", actually she had already appeared in several earlier films as Jean Ann Lewis. See more
When the gunsmith is fitting Wes for a new rifle she had him holding the stock from a model 1898 Mauser which would not have been invented for another 20 years. Then Wes also picks up a Winchester barreled action & looks through it to see the lady gunsmith which is not possible due to there being no straight line of sight through the action. See more
[on being offered her foreman's job
I need a strong man to carry out my orders.
And a weak man to take them.
Referenced in Breathless
High Ridin' Woman
by Harold Adamson
and Harry Sukman
Sung by Jidge Carroll See more