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
You've seen nothing like 'em together... and in the heat and hate of Rio Bravo nothing can tear 'em apart!
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When cast on this movie, for publicity, the production had Angie Dickinson
's legs insured by Lloyds of London. See more
Saguaro cacti don't grow in Texas. See more
John T. Chance
Joe, you're under arrest.
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