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?
Producer Sam Spiegel
was quite fond of Marlon Brando
, who had won his first Best Actor Oscar in the Spiegel-produced Best Picture winner On the Waterfront
(1954), according to his biographer Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni. When casting Brando in this film, Spiegel was worried that Marlon, a motorcycle enthusiast, would wind up killing himself like James Dean
had, in an accident. (Brando had badly lacerated his knee while biking before filming began.) Spiegel constantly queried _The Chase (1966)_ director Arthur Penn
as to whether Brando had brought his motorcycle with him to the filming. When Brando got wind of this, he had his motorcycle brought over to the set to play a joke on Spiegel, who quickly arrived at the shooting to see that Brando didn't drive it. When Spiegel found out it was all a joke, the normally taciturn producer laughed heartily. See more
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
Charlie 'Bubber' Reeves
Lester, I'm in trouble.
When you ain't been?