Having lost his horse in a bet, Pat Brennan hitches a ride with a stagecoach carrying newlyweds, Willard and Doretta Mims. At the next station the coach and its passengers fall into the hands of a trio of outlaws headed by a man named Usher. When Usher learns that Doretta is the daughter of a rich copper-mine owner, he decides to hold her for ransom. Tension builds over the next 24 hours as Usher awaits a response to his demands and as a romantic attachment grows between Brennan and Doretta. Written by
dinky-4 of Minneapolis
Taut! Torrid! Tremendous! T Is for Terror!
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The line screenwriter Burt Kennedy wrote for Scott, "Some things a man can't ride around," was repeated in a later Scott/Brown production, "Ride Lonesome." two years later. See more
In the hideout is a fireplace with a highway torch burning in it. Commonly known as smudge pots, these round oil burners warned drivers of caution ahead. Patented in 1927 and commonly seen on roadways in the 1950s, this one somehow did a time warp back to the 1880's. See more
[Referring to Mims
Who is he anyway?
Old man Gateway's son-in-law... as of this morning. Married into the richest copper mine in the territory.
Then she must be Doretta Gateway.
Yep, she was scheduled to be an old maid till Willard came along. She's plain as adobe wall.
But not too plain for Willard, hunh?
Nothin' plain about Old Man Gateway's holdin's. Folks say that his worth's just the other side of one half million dollars. That's too much money for one man to worry about.