In the 1880s, the town of Boyce's old sheriff, Bill Dowdy, retires. A vote is held to elect a new sheriff. Bill Dowdy encourages his younger friend, Gregg Leech, to run for the office. Also running for the job is the town's lawyer, John W. Harmon. Gregg Leech is reluctant to become sheriff because he plans to marry his girlfriend, Karen Childress. Gregg believes the sheriff job and the family-man role don't go together but Karen assures him that he can be sheriff and husband. Gregg is hesitant about it, since his father and grandfather, both ex sheriffs, died in the line of duty. Nevertheless, pressured by the retiring sheriff to run for office, Gregg accepts and easily wins. However, getting elected is one thing and being skilled as sheriff is another thing. Some townsfolk, who voted for his opponent, still hold a grudge against Gregg because they believe Gregg isn't man enough or brave enough to act as sheriff. Gregg's moment of truth approaches and he soon has a chance to prove ...
Crack of a bullet...and a coward becomes a killer!
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Did You Know?
You're looking for the sheriff.
But you don't know the sheriff.
If you don't know the sheriff, then why are you looking for him?
I come to kill him ma'am.
The Silver Star
Composed and Sung by Jimmy Wakely See more