In the town of Hard Times, a stranger rides in and terrorizes the small settlement. He kills a number of townsfolk, including Fee, the town's founder. Mayor Will Blue fails to stand up to the man, who rapes saloon whore Molly and burns down the town. Blue promises to rebuild the town after the stranger rides on, but the townsfolk give up and leave. A wagon load of prostitutes led by "entrepeneur" Zar shows up and together with Blue, they rebuild the town. But Molly's desire for revenge and her anger at Blue for not protecting her eat at her, and Blue promises that things will be different when the stranger returns. And return he does. Written by
Jim Beaver <firstname.lastname@example.org>
One bullet can kill a town - just like a man!
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Did You Know?
Mayor Blu mentions he is 49 years old at one point and turning 50 at another and yet Henry Fonda was well over 60 at the time of the filming. See more
Although there are seven barrels and crates on the stagecoach, John Anderson is able to unload them in the five seconds he is off-screen. See more
You'll never change, will yuh? You'll always be hidin' behind words and a woman's skirt!
Referenced in I Spit on Your Grave
O, Come, O Ye Faithful
Composed by Frederick Oakeley
Played at Christmas in tent bar. See more