Having lost his horse in a bet, Pat Brennan hitches a ride with a stagecoach carrying newlyweds, Willard and Doretta Mims. At the next station the coach and its passengers fall into the hands of a trio of outlaws headed by a man named Usher. When Usher learns that Doretta is the daughter of a rich copper-mine owner, he decides to hold her for ransom. Tension builds over the next 24 hours as Usher awaits a response to his demands and as a romantic attachment grows between Brennan and Doretta.
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Did You Know?
The line screenwriter Burt Kennedy wrote for Scott, "Some things a man can't ride around," was repeated in a later Scott/Brown production, "Ride Lonesome." two years later. Kennedy also uses the line in two non-Scott westerns, Six Black Horses with Audie Murphy and Support Your Local Gunfighter with James Garner. See more
When Brennan is standing on top of the stagecoach, the clouds behind him change from one
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Did you love him?
I married him.
That's not what I asked.
Yes! Yes, I did.
Mrs. Mims, you're a liar. You didn't love him, and never for one minute thought he loved you. That's true, isn't it?
Do you know what it's like to be alone in a camp full of roughneck miners, and a father who holds a quiet hatred for you because you're not the son he's always wanted? Yes, I married Willard Mims because I couldn't stand being alone anymore. I know all the time he didn't love me, but I didn't care. I ...