Outlaw Clint Hollister escapes from jail with the help of Marshal Jake Wade, because once Clint did the same for him. Jake left Clint just after, but Clint finds him back and forces Jake to... See full summary »
Outlaw Clint Hollister escapes from jail with the help of Marshal Jake Wade, because once Clint did the same for him. Jake left Clint just after, but Clint finds him back and forces Jake to lead him to a loot Jake buried one year ago when he quitted Clint's gang. Written by
When Marshall Wade comes into a town near the start of the movie leading an extra horse, he throws that horse's rein up against a rail and it drops right off. As he steps down from his horse, the other horse's rein is now tightly wound around the rail. See more »
Your father was a preacher?
Kind of a phony evangelist. I tell ya, he was about the meanest man I've ever met in my life. He just naturally liked to beat up on anything that was smaller than him. And of course, he could always say he was beating the fear of God into ya.
Well, where is he now?
Well, I, ah, well I hope I know where he is. He was the first man I ever killed.
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How can a movie go wrong with a hero like Robert Taylor, a villain like Richard Widmark, glorious western scenery, and a director like John Sturges? It can't, until they put the music to it. I can't recall who the composer for this was, but he had definitely done better work. Music can make an excellent film a great one, take a marginal film and make it a memorable one, but occasionally the music drags it down. Sadly, this is the case with this one. For more than thirty years I've wished this was scored by Bernstein or Tiomkin or Goldsmith. They're all gone now. If there was a way to strip the music out and replace it with something by the likes of Bruce Broughton or James Newton Howard this could be one of the great westerns of the '50s!
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