A gunhand named Lane is hired by a widow, Mrs. Lowe, to find gold stolen by her husband so that she may return it and start fresh.
The gold or the grave. The young widow could lead them to either.
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Did You Know?
, 1972 was a difficult time in her life. Earlier in the year, she was seriously injured while performing onstage in her Lake Tahoe show, necessitating physical therapy. In addition, the extensive horseback riding required by the script meant that she had to overcome her fear of horses. Before shooting began, she took riding lessons from Chuck Hayward
, a stuntman known for his horsemanship. Wayne also offered her moral support. She recalls: "Duke was still a strong, rugged, formidable man, larger-than-life and incredibly personal. He was a big teddy bear, and we got along famously. Duke gave me the confidence I lacked." See more
As the gang is searching for a sand-covered railroad track in a sand storm they have yet to find anything. Yet behind them, to the right of the picture, as the camera moves to the right slightly, we get a clear view of the camera dolly track, shiny and sand-free. See more
Gold has a way of bringing out the larceny in all of us, Mrs. Lowe.
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