Ex-sheriff Ben Stride tracks the seven men who held up a Wells Fargo office and killed his wife. Stride is tormented by the fact that his own failure to keep his job was the cause of his wife's working in the express office and thus he is partly responsible for her death. Stride encounters a married couple heading west for California and helps them. Along the way they are joined by two n'er-do-wells, Masters and Clete, who know that Stride is after the express-office robbers. They plan to let Stride lead them to the bandits, then make away with the loot themselves. But they aren't the only ones carrying a secret.
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Seven bullets from here his woman would be waiting -- Seven men from now -- her shame would be wiped out!
Did You Know?
gave the female lead to Gail Russell
, his co-star from Angel and the Badman
(1947) and Wake of the Red Witch
(1948). He did so despite being warned that she looked twenty years too old to play a character in her mid-twenties. Russell had not made a film in five years and had a serious drinking problem which would later end her life at the age of 36. See more
The configuration of the mud changes on Gail Russell's face several times. See more
I was wrong, Clete. He wasn't half a man.
Referenced in Collateral Damage
by 'By' Dunham
(as By Dunham) and Henry Vars See more