In 1871 Josh is at the back stage of the opera house to meet the famous British singer Stella Winter. After being directed to her dressing room she meets him at the door. Upset, she starts to tell Josh about her problem as she hands him a note detailing a ransom note for her sister. The distraught singer faints with Josh catching her and laying her down on a sofa. As he looks for something to wake her up, he notices her diamonds on the dressing table. She on the other hand is awake watching to see what he does. He turns to find her standing. She is convinced he is honest so she continues to show him the note which indicates her sister Amy has been kidnapped. A ransom of $5000 is to be paid for her at the livery stable in Sugar Creek the next night. Josh agrees to pay the ransom after ensuring she is okay. At Sugar Creek he meets a man named Mason who refuses to give any details about Amy and says he is just the intermediary. Josh refuses to pay until Mason provides more proof and ... Written by
Did You Know?
The song "10,000 Cattle" sung in the saloon was written by Owen Wister
for the 1904 Broadway play based on his Western novel "The Virginian." See more
An opening title gives the year as 1871, 22 years before Josh's Winchester '93 "Mare's Leg" was produced. See more
How can we ever thank you?
A check would do very nicely.
Ten Thousand Cattle
Written by Owen Wister See more