A tough marshal is sent to clean up a lawless western town.



(as Charles Wallace)

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Complete credited cast:
Marshal Dave Harmon
Nels Decker
Kathryn Hays ...
Julie Williams
Mules McNeil
Arch King
Major Lucas
Captain White
Rol King (as Neil Russell)
Sam King
Robert Phillips ...
Miguel Alejandro ...
Bill McLean ...
Napoleon Whiting ...


Dave Harmon is a United States Marshall, who has been sent by the governor to the territory of Yuma. It seems that the law is not welcomed there; every marshall that's been sent has been chased out. But Harmon is a different story, upon arriving, he encounters two drunks and asks them to come with him to cool off, one of them pulls a gun on him and shoots, Harmon with no other choice shoots him. He is told that the man he killed is the brother of Arch King, a powerful man, who adheres to only one law, his. Later that evening someone breaks into the jail and lets the other man out and shoots him with Harmon's gun. It seems that the other man is also King's brother. Most people think that Harmon shot him but a Mexican boy whom Harmon allowed to sleep on the floor of the jail said that it was two men and that one of them's a soldier. Harmon is then visited by King and is told that unless he can prove that he was not the one who killed his brother, King will be back and will deal with him... Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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When the marshal orders the two brothers to drop their gunbelts in the saloon, Rol unbuckles and drops his, but his brother Sam doesn't and the marshal shoots and kills Sam. As the marshal is walking Rol to the jail, his gun belt is clearly visible, but when he gets in the office he is not wearing it. See more »

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" You have two ways to go cowboy, to jail or over a horse "
21 March 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Ted Post directed this Charles A. Wallace story which was created most likely as a pilot for a T.V. Series. I suppose that's why Clint Walker was selected. He looks tall and Majestic in the saddle. The story as Wallace wrote it has Marshal Dave Harmona (Clint Walker) arriving in town and no sooner does he arrive, when a couple of rowdies challenge his authority. Unable to talk one cowboy out of his gun, the Marshal is force to kill the other which does not sit well with the older brother. (Morgan Woodward) In addition to taking charge of the law in town, Harmon is given a murder mystery to solve and some restless Indians who are threatening to go on the warpath to placate. Finally, there a hotel owner who is set on winning a place in the marshal's heart. All in all the series would have begun as part western, part who-done-it, had the option been picked up. As it is, the movie moves into the what-if category and Walker rides into the sunset. It would have been interesting to see the film pan out as several other notables were included in the cast. Such actors as Barry Sullivan, Edgar Buchanan and Peter Mark Richman as Major Lucas. Otherwise, it's a good movie which never ever matured. ****

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