Set in 1830's Texas just after the Republic won its independence from Mexico. The Republic's future is in doubt, with various factions and foreign powers hoping to sway matters to their own advantage. President Sam Houston instructs one of his agents, deaf-mute Erastus "Deaf" Smith, to infiltrate and put down one of the growing rebel factions. Accompanying him is his friend Johnny Ears, who must not only do Smith's hearing for him, but must also conceal Smith's handicap, as the rebels have intercepted a message that a deaf-mute spy is in their midst. Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <email@example.com>
The man who hears with his eyes and speaks with his gun...
Did You Know?
There's actually a Deaf Smith County in Texas, just west of Amarillo, named after the real-life character played by Anthony Quinn in this film. See more
The Gatling gun used is like nothing ever produced. The real Gatling gun wouldn't be invented until the 1860s. It fires cartridge ammunition that wouldn't be invented for decades. See more
[as they are preparing to blow up a rockslide
It's too bad you can't hear the biggest explosion in Texas
Erastus 'Deaf' Smith
[points at his eyes and then mimics a gigantic explosion
Piano Sonata #14 in C sharp minor (
Moonlight Sonata")" (uncredited)
By Ludwig van Beethoven See more