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Release Date:
15 February 1959 (USA) See more »
Scorching lead-hot action all the way! See more »
A bounty hunter escorts a killer to town to be hanged, but is allowing the man's outlaw brother to catch up with him, for a showdown over a shocking previous murder. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Randolph Scott ... Ben Brigade

Karen Steele ... Mrs. Carrie Lane

Pernell Roberts ... Sam Boone

James Best ... Billy John

Lee Van Cleef ... Frank

James Coburn ... Whit
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bennie E. Dobbins ... Outlaw (uncredited)

Roy Jenson ... Outlaw (uncredited)
Dyke Johnson ... Charlie (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ... Outlaw (uncredited)

Boyd Stockman ... Indian Chief (uncredited)

Directed by
Budd Boetticher 
Writing credits
Burt Kennedy (written by)

Produced by
Budd Boetticher .... producer
Harry Joe Brown .... executive producer
Randolph Scott .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Heinz Roemheld 
Cinematography by
Charles Lawton Jr. (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jerome Thoms 
Art Direction by
Robert Peterson 
Set Decoration by
Frank Tuttle  (as Frank A. Tuttle)
Makeup Department
Maybelle Carey .... hairdresser (uncredited)
Dave Grayson .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Al Greenway .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerrold Bernstein .... assistant director
John D. Bloss .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Ray Bassell .... lead man (uncredited)
Ray Hunt .... props (uncredited)
John Santos .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
John P. Livadary .... recording supervisor (as John Livadary)
Harry D. Mills .... sound (as Harry Mills)
Les Fresholtz .... cableman (uncredited)
Sol Jaffe .... mikeman (uncredited)
Harold Lee .... recordist (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan .... stunts (uncredited)
Boyd Stockman .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Eddie Blaisdell .... grip (uncredited)
Emil Oster .... camera operator (uncredited)
Arnold L. Rich .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Howard Robertson .... gaffer (uncredited)
William Rose .... grip (uncredited)
Homer Van Pelt .... still photographer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Henri Jaffa .... color consultant
Music Department
Heinz Roemheld .... conductor
Other crew
Jackson Halliday .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Clyde Hudkins Jr. .... ramrod (uncredited)
Frances McDowell .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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73 min
Color (Eastman Color)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:U (passed with cuts) | UK:12 (tv rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (2013) | USA:Not Rated (DVD Rating) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #19172) | West Germany:12

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As of April 2015, none of the main cast is still alive. James Best passed away in 2015 at age 88, Pernell Roberts in 2010 at age 81, James Coburn in 2002 at age 74, Lee Van Cleef in 1989 at age 64, Karen Steele the youngest in 1988 at age 56, and Randolph Scott the oldest in 1987 at age 89. Had Steele lived to age 89, she would still have been alive in 2015.See more »
Anachronisms: Brigade insists on bringing his prisoner to Santa Cruz, Arizona. The county of Santa Cruz was created in 1899. The film is set in an earlier time. For instance, the Apaches are on the warpath and the last major outbreak of the Apaches was in 1890.See more »
Sam Boone:Heh-heh. I can't get over the way them Indians wanted to trade her for a horse. If it'd be me, I'd give a whole herd. I guess she's about the best overall good-lookin' woman I ever seen.
Ben Brigade:She ain't ugly.
Sam Boone:She sure ain't.
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