After Confederate officer Blayde Hollister's home and family are destroyed by the Marlowe Brothers during the Civil War, he swears revenge, refusing to surrender and becoming a wanted man. In order to pursue the three brothers into Texas, Hollister fakes his own death in a staged gunfight with his friend Wild Bill Hickock. He then befriends Martin Weatherby, the newly appointed U.S. Marshal to Dallas, an affable, but not very experienced lawman, who agrees to let Hollister assume his identity. The eldest of the Marlowe brothers, Will, masquerades as a law-abiding real estate dealer while feigning righteous indignation over the brutal acts of lawlessness and violence visited on the honest citizens of Dallas by his sociopathic brothers, Cullen and Bryant. (Their parents were evidently fond of the renowned poet William Cullen Bryant). When Hollister becomes a rival for the affections of Weatherby's aristocratic fiancee Tonia Robles, Martin wonders whether he should let Blayde know that ...
THE FURY OF VIOLENCE AND VENGEANCE ECHOES ACROSS THE TEXAS PLAINS! (original print media ad - all caps)
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Did You Know?
Reed Hadley played the part of Wild Bill Hickok in this film. Gary Cooper starred performing the same character un The Plainsman (DeMille, 1937). See more
Each time characters shoot at a can to demonstrate their marksmanship, there is a slight delay between the gunshots and the can's movement. In reality, there would be an almost instantaneous reaction. See more
Do you know what Texas means? It's an Indian word for friends. It's a big land with room for everyone. And you could be a part of it in time.
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