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?
's death scene was filmed from a distance because it was actually a double. Bond had already left the set to be back on location for Wagon Train
(1957). See more
When Chance goes into Feathers' room after learning she was standing guard outside his room all night, Angie Dickinson's hair is alternately frayed and neatly styled. 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
and Walter Brennan See more