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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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
When Zar comes riding back and tells Blue that he cannot get a horse up the trail to the gold mine, let alone a wagon, Blue tells him he can take the wagon up a trail 2 days ride from Hard Times. A minute later the miners come down the trail Zar just rode in on and at the rear of the bunch of miners on horseback, is a wagon full of miners, that just came down the trail that Zar said he could not get a wagon over. See more
Zar, Whiskey & Girls
Ghost towns always have names full of promise. You better not let that happen when they name our town.
Mayor Will Blue
We'll call it what we always called it - Hard Times.
Referenced in I Spit on Your Grave
The Bridal Chorus
(Here Comes the Bride")
Composed by Richard Wagner
Played at Blossom's wedding. See more