Two men who have been friends since childhood find themselves on opposite ends of the law.



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Complete credited cast:
Art Williams
John McLiam ...
F.J. Wilson
Charles Baca ...
Jackson D. Kane ...
Clem (as Jackson Kane)
Perry Williams
John Gill ...
Earl Cole (as John Richard Gill)
Philip L. Mead ...
Rita Rogers ...
Victor Mohica ...
Big Eye (as Vic Mohica)
Raleigh Gardenhire ...
Joe Williams
Dan Boydston ...


Two men who have been friends since childhood find themselves on opposite ends of the law.

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Release Date:

8 June 1973 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Duel dans la poussière  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Dean Martin rides away from the ranch he shoots down the Massy sign from the gate. The signs were supported by a single post. When he returned the two remaining signs were supported by two posts. See more »


Billy's extra gun at the gunfight at the creek starts off as a single-action blue steel Colt Bisley, recognizable for the distinctive shape of its grip frame, and turns into a nickel-plated double action revolver when he crawls out to the log. See more »


Billy Massey: I often wondered why you and me never hooked up, Kate.
Kate Jarvis: Hook up with the tail of a kite with no string on it? Unh-uh.
Billy Massey: It might have been a fun ride.
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Strictly a been-there-done-that western...the actors look as bored as viewers are likely to be
17 August 2011 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Director George Seaton's last film, an inert, tepid western about childhood pals and one-time cattle-ranch partners Dean Martin and Rock Hudson winding up on divergent paths: Martin joins a small gang of outlaws and robs a train near Bisbee while Hudson becomes sheriff of the neighboring community. Formula drama without any hint of suspense or even wayward humor. As soon as the crooked foursome robs the train, they split up over greed (with Dino taking control of the loot); Hudson hears about the robbery and immediately takes off on his horse, only to end up at his office sitting behind a desk. Nothing in Theodore Taylor's screenplay seems fresh or well thought out, and most of the dialogue is downright atrocious ("That hold-up was as slick as spit on a round doorknob!"). Hudson gives a little more energy than enervated Martin, but all in the cast seem to realize this is fatigued material. David Shire's score is a minor asset. *1/2 from ****

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