The coming of the railroads vastly altered the cattle business, soon rendering cross-country trail drives unnecessary. Three cowboys, led by Will Parmalee, find the new West inhospitable to itinerant cattle drovers. Trouble seeks them out, and Matt Dillon finds himself on the opposite side of the law from his longtime friend Will. Written by
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A man won't go along with the railroads he's finished. In a few short years there won't be no such thing as a trail drive. We gotta face that.