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
Old Stumpy...no teeth...one leg...but all the rest was guts...
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Did You Know?
At the end of the film when Chance tosses Feathers' tights out the window and they're picked up by Stumpy, you notice that they're obviously elastic tights.
Elastic didn't exist until well into the 20th century. See more
John T. Chance
Joe, you're under arrest.
Featured in A Brighter Summer Day
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung by Dean Martin
(uncredited) See more