The escape of Bubber Reeves from prison affects the inhabitants of a small Southern town.

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Charlie 'Bubber' Reeves
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Val Rogers
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Ruby Calder
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Emily Stewart
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Mrs. Reeves
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Mary Fuller
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Edwin Stewart
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Jason 'Jake' Rogers
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Verna Dee
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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 Buxx Banner <bux572@aol.com>

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Final film of Henry Hull. See more »

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The blood patterns on Calder's shirt are different when he brings Bubber back to gaol as compared to when he left to get him. See more »

Quotes

Charlie 'Bubber' Reeves: Lester, I'm in trouble.
Lester Johnson: When you ain't been?
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Although 'panned' by critics, this is probably Brando's last good performance.
18 October 1998 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

Stories abound concerning the troubles that beset the making of this picture. It's been said that it took so long to film that Brando's weight fluctuated so much, they had continuity problems. All that said, this is a great movie! The story of a small town sheriff, perceived as corrupt by most, racial tensions, sexual promiscuity, it's all here. A great early performance from Redford, as Bubba Reeves. Many versions of this film edit the gory scene in which Brando is beaten. The theme here is a real parallel to 'High Noon,' in which the townsfolk watch as a lawman faces unsurmountable odds.


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