Sheriff John T. Chance has his hands full after arresting Joe Burdette for murder. He knows that Burdette's brother Nathan, a powerful rancher, will go to any lengths to get him out of jail. Chance's good friend Pat Wheeler offers to help but within 20 minutes of making the offer is gunned down in the street, shot in the back. That leaves his elderly deputy Stumpy, the town drunk Dude - once a deputy and a pretty good shot when he was sober - and a young hand, Colorado, who used to work for Wheeler. Nathan Burdette meanwhile has a couple of dozen men at his disposal. Chance does his best to prepare all the while romancing a pretty gambler who goes by the name of Feathers.
...I devojka koju su zvali "Perjanica" (Croatian, from Yugoslavian poster)
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Did You Know?
Screenwriter Leigh Brackett had considerable experience writing in the Science Fiction genre and had made a name for herself as a writer in the scifi community in the 1950s. When George Lucas needed a screenwriter for the sequel to his blockbuster hit Star Wars, he approached Brackett and she was hired in 1977 to write the first draft of the screenplay for what would eventually become The Empire Strikes Back. According to Lucas' biography "Mythmaker", when he hired her in 1977 Lucas did not realize that Brackett had written Rio Bravo, El Dorado, or The Big Sleep (co-written with William Faulkner). Although Brackett passed in 1978 away shortly after submitting the first draft which was subsequently re-written, several of her ideas made it into the final production, including an ice planet, a city in the clouds, and a chase through an asteroid field. See more
When Dude comes back from parking Pat Wheeler's wagons, he tells Chance he's going to get a beer. Chance tells him there are some cold ones inside. When Dude is getting off his horse he says "Just as long as it's beer" yet his mouth never moves. See more
John T. Chance
Joe, you're under arrest.
Referenced in Kleingeistganoven
Music and Lyrics by Unknown
Performed by Ricky Nelson
, Walter Brennan
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