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
Wheeler...a chunk of solid granite now crumbling with age...
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Did You Know?
The movie had an interesting preview trailer. In the trailer, Ricky Nelson
finishes playing his guitar, then he turns to the camera and talks about the exciting nature of the film. After some clips are shown, they cut back to Nelson who lists the cast members. When he does not mention his own name, we hear the voice of Dean Martin
say off camera "What about Rick Nelson"? See more
Though set in the 1880's, Colorado (played by rock singer Ricky Nelson
) wears a 1950's era pompadour hairstyle not worn in the 1880's. See more
John T. Chance
Joe, you're under arrest.
Referenced in Frantic
Music and Lyrics by Unknown
Performed by Ricky Nelson
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