In Tomahawk, the crooked Jackman brothers control the town, Sheriff Dunham is up for re-election, the sheep growers are banned in town and a stagecoach line undercover investigator arrives to catch the gang that regularly robs the stages.
Virgil Renchler owns most of the town providing a thriving economy. When his men go too far and kill one of his migrant workmen, the sheriff goes after him even if it means his job and everyone else's.
A boy haunted by nightmares about the night his entire family was murdered is brought up by a neighboring family in the 1880s. He falls for his lovely adoptive sister but his nasty adoptive brother and mysterious uncle want him dead.
When his life is saved in a shootout by a fellow gunman whose life he in turn had saved, Alex Longmire promises to give up his way of life. Riding into town he finds the only job available is deputy to sheriff Jade Murphy, an honest man caught between small farmers and a local cattle baron. And he has a pretty daughter. So Longmire decides to stay and see if he can use his expertise with firearms for good.Written by
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One of the greatest satisfactions in watching old westerns is when you find some forgotten film that turns out to be quite good like this one. Directed by the very competent Jack Arnold famous for his science fiction films , "Red Sundown" is the story of Alec Longmire (Rory Calhoun), a famous gunfighter, who wants to change. The reason is that he promised another gunfighter that he would not live by the gun. But then he goes to a town where there is a fight for land, and becomes friendly with the Sheriff (Dean Jagger) who asks him to be his deputy. The big boss Henshaw (Robert Middleton) who wants to stay with all the land, ends up contracting the fastest gun, Chet Swann (Grant Williams). Williams is excellent as the mean, always laughing, Swann. Longmire also falls in love with Caroline (Martha Hyer) the Sheriff's daughter. There are many shootouts, also a good fistfight and a showdown, and nice scenery in color.
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