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
When Pat Wheeler has come into town, and is talking to Chance, different shots were done at obviously different times of day. When the camera is facing the jail, the sun is coming from the right... when facing back up the street, the sun is again coming from the right (the opposite direction). See more
John T. Chance
Joe, you're under arrest.
Referenced in Romancing the Stone
My Rifle, My Pony, and Me
(as Original Songs)
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Performed by Dean Martin
and Ricky Nelson
(uncredited) See more