A year before, Lucas McCain was part of a posse that chased and captured Ephrem Burton, a young troublemaker who killed two churchmen on a Sunday while drunk. Ephrem was convicted and hanged for his crimes. Now his father Zephaniah Burton, himself a former judge, is seeking vengeance against those he feels killed his son. His first victim is the hangman while the second is the judge who presided at Ephrem's trial. Lucas is next on his list but having taken him prisoner, Burton tells Lucas he's not going to die but will watch his own son Mark hang. Written by
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When the Judge gags McCain with a bandanna, only the solid-colored part of the cloth is visible across McCain's mouth. Later, just before McCain manages to free himself, the white-design part of the cloth is now visible across his mouth. See more
I don't know rather to kill you or thank you. Why did you save him?
Judge Zephaniah Burton
I saved him for the merciful Lord God Jehovah, who has permitted me some atonement for the evil I have wronged. For He is the true judge of all things and I am but His...
Chuck Connors breaks the 4th wall in the opening credits after he shoots his riffle and then stares into the camera. See more