When four rowdy cowhands ride into a small town and make trouble, no one seems willing or able to take them on, not even Sam Christy, the toughest man in town. But then there is a murder.




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Complete credited cast:
Ellie Walters
Kate Miller, Hotel Owner
Sheriff McCauley
Ray Stricklyn ...
Jeb Lucas Tyler
Mike Baron - Saloon Owner
Dee Pollock ...
William 'Mule' Thompson
Jess Walters, Gen. Store Owner
Harvey Stephens ...
Doc Fuller
Joseph Hamilton ...
Abilene, Barfly
Kenneth Patterson ...
2nd Citizen (as Ken Patterson)
1st Citizen
Ray Ferrell ...
Billy Miller


Four young cowboys, Jeb, Rondo, Mule and Davy ride into Trail City, Texas figuring on taking over for a while. Rancher Sam Christy, with a paralyzed right arm refuses to get involved against them, and Kate Miller calls him a coward. When Jeb kills the timid Sheriff McCauley, Sam goes to his ranch to get his gun. The boys are waiting for him there, and Ellie Walters goes to his ranch and finds him badly beaten up by Mule. The young Davy, shocked by the killing of the sheriff, quarrels with Jeb. He goes off alone and Sam captures him. Rondo, tries to force his attentions on Ellie, who shoots him when he draws a knife on Sam. The latter kills Mule in a knife fight, and Jeb bursts out of the saloon with two guns blazing. Sam shoots and kills him. The townsmen are for hanging Davy but Sam, realizing the young boy was the victim of a situation he didn't know how to handle---and one that the town should have never let develop---tells him to just go home. Sam and Ella watch as the boy rides ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A NWE GIANT OF SUSPENSE! From The Middle Of Nowhere They Came...bitter as the trail they rode...hard enough for their tender years...starved enough for the touch of a woman...now they find a frightened town where all is theirs for the taking! See more »




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5 November 1960 (USA)  »

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Die Plünderer  »

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Predictable but interesting western version of "The Wild One"
26 February 2003 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

Better-than-usual western has interesting premise: Four young cowboy-hoodlums take over a sleepy town population 50. The whole thing looks and feels like a Twilight Zone episode (black and white) without the fantasy. Two gorgeous women, Delores Hart and Marsha Hunt; a fair performance from Jeff Chandler; and vivid portrayals by the relatively unknown youngsters including a promising one by John Saxon. Sleazy early 60's B-Movie fun of the Juvenile Delinquent genre.

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