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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For the first four full minutes of film (including credits) there is no dialog. See more
After Chance is tripped on the staircase, Burdette's men roll him over and splash him with a bucket of water. The water stains/marks change numerous times between Chance getting up and walking to the jail. See more
John T. Chance
Joe, you're under arrest.
Referenced in Assault on Precinct 13
Music and Lyrics by Unknown
Performed by Ricky Nelson
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