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 Dean and Ricky sing, too! "Rio Bravo" "My Rifle, My Pony and Me" "Cindy"
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Did You Know?
recalled that during filming all the actors found themselves starting to talk like John Wayne
. Wayne was not impressed by this. See more
The folk song "Cindy" ("Get along home, Cindy, Cindy") is believed to have originated in North Carolina in the early- to mid-20th century. It is out of place in an 1880s setting. See more
John T. Chance
Joe, you're under arrest.
Referenced in Daria: Camp Fear
Music and Lyrics by Unknown
Performed by Ricky Nelson
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