The sheriff of a small town in southwest Texas must keep custody of a murderer whose brother, a powerful rancher, is trying to help him escape. After a friend is killed trying to muster support for him, he and his deputies - a disgraced drunk and a cantankerous old cripple - must find a way to hold out against the rancher's hired guns until the marshal arrives. In the meantime, matters are complicated by the presence of a young gunslinger - and a mysterious beauty who just came in on the last stagecoach. Written by
...and the girl they all call 'Feathers'
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Did You Know?
's agent approached Howard Hawks
to consider his client for the role of the drunken deputy Dude. Hawks agreed to meet with Martin at 9:30 the next morning. When Hawks learned that Martin had done a show in Las Vegas until midnight, and hired a plane to fly him to the meeting, Hawks was so impressed that he simply sent Martin to get a costume and told him he had the part. See more
When Dude and Chance go into the saloon to find the man who killed Wheeler, we see the glass on the bar. There is only one. There is a shot from the killer's point of view in the loft. We can see most of the bar, including the glass that the killer's blood is dripping into. The killer would need to be nearly directly over the glass in order for his blood to drip into it. Given his vantage point and the position of the glass on the bar, this would be impossible. See more
John T. Chance
Joe, you're under arrest.
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