After serving a year for a killing in self-defense, gunfighter Brock Mitchell tries to help his younger brother save his ranch but a crooked lawyer has other ideas.

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Brock Mitchell
John Smith ...
Miley Sutton
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Ginny Clay
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Tracy Mitchell
Gage Clarke ...
Chad Deasy
Robert Griffin ...
Sheriff Clay (as Robert E. Griffin)
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Norris
Rusty Lane ...
Riley
Sydney Smith ...
Van Steeden
Frances Morris ...
Mrs. Williams
Tyler MacDuff ...
Tom Williams (as Tyler McDuff)
Robert Adler ...
Alabam
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Swamper
Ken Christy ...
Mr. Phelps
Tom McKee ...
Sheriff of Buckhorn
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A gunslinger attempts to hang up his hardware and help his younger brother raise cattle. The local attorney, whose brother the gunslinger shot in a fair fight, is determined to swindle the men out of their ranch by preventing a supply deal with the railroad, then using his bodyguard to bushwhack the younger brother. Written by Anonymous

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5 July 1957 (Finland)  »

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Working title: "Showdown Creek" See more »

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Brock is described as a "hot dog." The slang usage of that term to describe a person as show-off was not coined until the Twentieth Century. See more »

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Van Steeden: Half the people I know tell me tobacco's good for the nerves; half the people tell me it's bad. I think they're both right.
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Referenced in Shadows (1959) See more »

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outstanding, forgotten western.
4 November 2007 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

An excellent director (Gerd Oswald, who also directed A Kiss Before Dying), excellent cinematographer Joseph LaShelle (River of No Return and Marty among many others) and great performances by John Derek and Nick Adams make this an outstanding western. Derek is Brock Mitchell a rancher who was just released from jail, where he was because he killed a man in self defense. Nick Adams is Tracy, his brother. The fact is that the man Brock killed is the brother of an important man in town who will do everything he can against him. One way out would be for Brock to go away to a distant place, but there are certain reasons for him to stay, like paying the loan Tracy took to develop the ranch, which will not be difficult considering the railroad is going to pass there. It will be just a question of getting a letter from the railroad confirming the deal, but time is running against them. Another reason is that Brock loves Ginny, whose father is against him because he thinks he killed because of jealousy. One more reason is that Brock needs the sense of belonging, that he feels in his home town. There is a heavy ambiance, increased by the black and white cinematography.


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