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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Our trouble-shooting sheriff always put his finger on it (or in it). No wonder they call him The Fastest Finger in the West.
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Did You Know?
Though not a sequel or related to the original story line, this movie was followed by Support Your Local Gunfighter
(1971) with most of the cast intact playing similar characters. See more
When the Danbys come into town for the final showdown there are 13 of them. During the battle, two are shot down by Prudie yet when they all come to the cannon at the end there are still 13 of them. See more
I heard that the sheriff was gonna leave town.
I did too, And at the time I heard it, I remember saying to myself, "That sheriff has his head set squarely on his shoulders."
Well, now he's NOT gonna leave town.
Mayor Ollie Perkins
And I'd like to get my hands on whoever it was that caused him to change his mind.
Me too. Man with that good an idea oughta be encouraged to hold on to it.
What is the matter with all of you? Don't you remember how long we waited to find a man who'd stand up to the Danbys? Don't you ...
Rock of Ages
Lyrics by Augustus Montague Toplady
Music by Thomas Hastings
Hummed by Joan Hackett See more