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Release Date:
April 1957 (USA) See more »
From His Leather-Tough Skin To His Cold-Steel Guts He Was All Cast Iron - ...and then he began to crack! See more »
When the sheriff's son is placed on trial for murdering a stagecoach driver, the sheriff desperately searches for the real killer - and finds the trail leads back to his boy. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sterling Hayden ... Sheriff Samuel 'Sam' Galt
Constance Ford ... Claire

John Dehner ... Roger Pollack

Kent Taylor ... Phil Quincy

Darryl Hickman ... Benjamin 'Benjie' Galt

Walter Sande ... Marshal Ellison

Frank Ferguson ... District Attorney Holloway
King Donovan ... Leveret

Mort Mills ... Range Detective Sutherland
Peter Miller ... Jackson Gallagher

Kathleen Nolan ... Kathi Walden (as Kathy Nolan)

I. Stanford Jolley ... Eugene 'Gene' Walden

Will Wright ... Judge
Ray Walker ... Bilson
Robert Williams ... Sheriff Joe Tilyou (as Bob Williams)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marjorie Bennett ... Nettie Holcomb (uncredited)

Paul Brinegar ... Gun Salesman (uncredited)
Ralph Bucko ... Juror (uncredited)
John L. Cason ... Irate Townsman at Trial (uncredited)
George DeNormand ... Deputy Outside Courtroom (uncredited)

Kenne Duncan ... Leveret's Brother-in-Law (uncredited)
Byron Foulger ... Jed - Court Clerk (uncredited)
Roy Gordon ... Sorenson - Bank Manager (uncredited)
Tim Graham ... Saloon Customer (uncredited)
Greta Granstedt ... Ellie - Leveret's Sister (uncredited)
Al Haskell ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Whitey Hughes ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Jack Kenney ... Jury Foreman / Croupier (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons ... Emil Fielding (uncredited)
Carl Mathews ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Joe McGuinn ... Dan - Bartender (uncredited)
Frank Moran ... Sarcastic Townsman (uncredited)
Jimmy Noel ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Earl Parker ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Jack Perrin ... Barfly (uncredited)
William 'Bill' Phillips ... Millican (uncredited)
Dan Riss ... Dowd (uncredited)
Buddy Roosevelt ... Barfly (uncredited)
Tom Smith ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ferris Taylor ... Doctor Amos Leland (uncredited)
Bob Terhune ... Juror (uncredited)
Sammee Tong ... Charley Key - Laundry Owner (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Barfly (uncredited)
Felipe Turich ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)

Directed by
Sidney Salkow 
Writing credits
Seeleg Lester (written by)

Produced by
Jerome C. Robinson .... producer
Original Music by
Emil Newman 
Ernest Gold (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Kenneth Peach (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Grant Whytock 
Art Direction by
Bill Ross  (as William Ross)
Set Decoration by
Herman N. Schoenbrun  (as Herbert Schoenbrun)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ralph E. Black .... assistant director
Art Department
Max Frankel .... property master
Sound Department
James Thompson .... sound
George DeNormand .... stunt double: John Dehner (uncredited)
Whitey Hughes .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Carl Mathews .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Buddy Roosevelt .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Bob Terhune .... stunt double: Sterling Hayden (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Einar Bourman .... wardrobe
Music Department
Emil Newman .... conductor
Other crew
George Rutter .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

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73 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Although shot in the 1.37:1 aspect ratio (for later television airing) the theatrical aspect ratio of this film is 1.85:1 widescreen. Most modern 16x9 (1.78:1) televisions have a "zoom to width" picture option, essentially allowing the viewer to see it as the director and cinematographer intended. It is easy to spot films shot this way since all the titles and credits will still fit when properly cropped (they stay in the "middle" of the frame), and there is an unusual amount of "headroom" above the actors in medium and close-up shots when viewed uncropped. Quite often "mistakes" like seeing equipment in the top or bottom of the uncropped frame would never have been seen by a theater audience.See more »
Plot holes: The newspaper editor finally deduces that the telegrapher is the only other one (besides the stage owner) who could have known about the stage coming because he was the one who transmitted the scheduling messages, something so obvious everyone in the town should have known it, but for some reason only the newspaper editor, under great duress because of his unrequited love for the woman who loved the sheriff, was able to come up with that well-known factoid and help the sheriff's son that he had previously rashly tried and judged guilty in his newspaper.See more »
Judge:Now this is going to be a fair trial... conducted legally. A boy's life hangs in the balance.
Irate Townsman at Trial:That's about the only place he'll hang!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Exiles (1961)See more »


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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Some kind of thriller western, 21 March 2008

I was a bit disappointed when I discovered this feature. I expected more action. But It is no bad after all. A flat, somewhere oater western, with lots pf talk, trial, funny dialogue, and an inexpressive Sterling Hayden as ever.

But it seems to be a rare western.

Do not look for gunfights, violence or Indians in this one.

I must admit that Sidney Salkow used to show us more better action films such as Sitting Bull or Blood on the Arrow; I don't mention his pirates or other adventure movies.

In short, a unusual western that deserves to be seen.

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