At the same time the relay station horses are stolen, a new manager on the stage line, Jack Slade, arrives wanting Jess fired due to his background. Slade has a dark reputation for killing criminals with no compassion for anyone.


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Robert Crawford Jr. ...
Jack Slade
Ben Leach
Johnny Leach (as Rad Fulton)
Caroline Clark
Mrs. Clark


Jack Slade is the new stage line superintendent and he's a hard, ruthless man. He especially wants Jess Harper fired one way or another which doesn't set well with Jess or Slim Sherman. Adding to Slim's problems are the fact that all the relay teams and some of his best quarter horses have been stolen. Slim and Jess have tracked the thieves but they are holed up in a canyon and it would be suicide to go after them without help. Slim and Jess go after the stolen horses with Jack Slade, after establishing an uneasy truce with the company man. They get the horses back but there's a steep price to pay with Slade gunning all the men guarding the horses. One wounded man gets away and ends up at the ranch where Jonesy and Andy try to help. Tension escalates when Slade finds Jonesy and Andy protecting the wounded man and forcing Slim and Jess to side with them. The wounded man's outlaw brother is tracking him and forces a showdown with Slim, Jess and Slade when he takes Andy to bargain for ... Written by DarSpi

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9 February 1960 (USA)  »

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