Vance Shaw gives up outlawing and goes to work for the telegraph company, while bandit Jack Slade and his henchmen try to prevent the company connecting the line between Omaha and Salt Lake City. Lots of Indian fighting, gun-play and romance.Written by
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When he arrived in Omaha Richard Blake (Robert Young) had a stranger watch his horse and buggy. When Blake comes out again, the man chastises him, telling him is is the Provisional Governor of The Territory of Nebraska. Based on this being set in 1860 when the Transcontinental Telegraph was being built, the Governor of the Nebraska Territory was Samuel W. Black. Sadly, Col. Black was killed June 27, 1862 during the U. Civil War. See more »
In the opening sequence showing the buffalo herd there is a shot that appears to show a car driving along a road in the far background. See more »
Gwine to Rune All Night
("De Camptown Races") (1850) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Played as background music for the first scene in Omaha, Nebraska See more »
pretty good western
Hard to believe this was directed by Fritz Lang since he mostly directed crime dramas and mysteries. This movie has a cast that includes Robert Young, Randolph Scott, Dean Jagger and John Carradine. Scott plays an outlaw who tries to go straight and leave his old gang and winds up saving Jagger's life. Jagger works for Western Union, a telegraph company that plans to have telegraphs out west. Jagger hires a lot of men to make sure it is done because they have to worry about Indian attacks and bandits. Scott is in charge of the men and Young is a telegraph expert who can't shoot a gun but can ride. Scott meets up with his old gang who want to stop them but Scott can't tell anyone. It's a pretty good western and Lang should of directed some more westerns.
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