Clay, Elizabeth, and Jim Horn are on a night train back to Medicine Bow from Cheyenne. There are few passengers on the train at that hour. One is rancher Jed Haines and his new bride Lottie, a drunk mustang buster, an actress with her husband/manager and a single young man. During the trip the personalities of the various passengers are exposed. The actress and her husband are on the outs over a bad performance in Cheyenne while Lottie confides to Elizabeth she is nervous about being a good wife. Clay quickly discerns that Jed is no rancher during a conversation while the young man strikes up a card game with Jim. Meanwhile, Luke Dormer and his family are chasing the train wanting to hang Jed Haines aka Judge Harker, a gun for hire, for killing a family member. Harker hired out to the Wyoming ranchers to catch and kill cattle rustlers. Rumors say he killed dozens but he says he only killed seven men. People's scruples are fully exposed as they decide on the train how to handle the ... Written by
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A visual oddity is seen three times: When the red train wheels are shown up close, then moving away, to their right is a rectangle plate with the supposed name of the train. That name is: llabnonaC ellivretooH; the reverse of the Hooterville Canonball. See more
Judge Harker has killed more men than a mule has tits.