McCullough is "passing through on my way to Australia" when he takes a job in a gold rush town. After a startling display of marksmanship he immediately arrests the youngest son of the evil landowner (Danby). A battle of hired guns begins as McCullough continues to tame the town and defeat the gunslingers with a combination of skill and wit. Written by
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In the closing scene of the movie, just before credits, Jack Elam crosses from the middle of the street over to the hitch rack in front of the sheriff's office. There is a gap between the sheriff's office and the building to the left of it. Through the gap, there is a fence in the background behind the building sets for the movie and just before Elam passes in front of the gap, you can see the top of a bus passing by on the street behind the fence. See more »
There's always some tramp that's good with a gun that can be hired.
Yeah, but you always said that the Danbys fight their own battles.
Well, maybe I was talkin' 'bout another branch of the family.
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Every actor perfectly cast, every line perfectly inflected, this was a work of pure comic genius that draws on all the stock cast of characters found in western novels and movies from the dawn of the genre. Great fun.
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