Sheriff John T. Chance has his hands full after arresting Joe Burdette for murder. He knows that Burdette's brother Nathan, a powerful rancher, will go to any lengths to get him out of jail. Chance's good friend Pat Wheeler offers to help but within 20 minutes of making the offer is gunned down in the street, shot in the back. That leaves his elderly deputy Stumpy, the town drunk Dude - once a deputy and a pretty good shot when he was sober - and a young hand, Colorado, who used to work for Wheeler. Nathan Burdette meanwhile has a couple of dozen men at his disposal. Chance does his best to prepare all the while romancing a pretty gamblers who goes by the name of Feathers. Written by
The fought back to back...No quarter given...No quarter asked...No way in...No way out...of Rio Bravo
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Did You Know?
One day after the April 4, 1959 release date, ABC aired Lawman: The Souvenir
(1959), which starred John Russell
playing Marshal Dan Troop. Instead of trying to break someone out of jail, Russell's character Marshal Dan Troop was trying to recapture a jail escapee. Both productions were filmed at the Warner Brothers Burbank studio. See more
After they put Joe in jail, and Joe tells Dude he should sit back there in place of Stumpy, Dude is holding his beer bottle down by his hip. When the camera angle changes, Dude is holding the bottle up by his mouth, and then throws it at Joe. See more
John T. Chance
Joe, you're under arrest.
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Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung by Dean Martin
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