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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In the early 50s 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 Brando playing the role Cooper would have. See more
Just before Reeves discovers that the good Samaritan motorist has been murdered, there are several shoes visible on the ground just behind his head. See more
Well now, Sheriff, it's nice to know that you're out here on patrol.
No, no, I'm not on patrol. Just lookin' for an ice cream cone, that's all.
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