Most everyone in town thinks that Sheriff Calder is merely a puppet of rich oil-man Val Rogers. When it is learned that local baddie Bubber Reeves has escaped prison, Rogers' son is concerned because he is having an affair with Reeves' wife. It seems many others in town feel they may have reasons to fear Reeves. Calder's aim is to bring Reeves in alive, unharmed. Calder will have to oppose the powerful Rogers on one hand and mob violence on the other, in his quest for justice. Written by
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Did You Know?
In the early 1950s, Gary Cooper
acquired the rights for the material, which would have teamed him with Montgomery Clift
, but he could not arrange financing. He sold the rights to Leland Hayward and Anatole Litvak
. Although that version of the film was not made, Sam Spiegel
eventually filmed it in 1966, with Marlon Brando
playing the role Cooper would have. See more
When the sheriff is telling Bubber's parents about Bubber's escape, Mr Reeves' position in relation to the verandah changes three times. See more
The best thing about turning over a new leaf on Saturday night is that it disappears with a Sunday morning hangover.