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.
¡una pelicula nueva sobre el viejo oeste! (from Spanish poster)
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Did You Know?
On May 8, 1958, just one week into shooting, Ricky Nelson
celebrated his 18th birthday. As a gift, John Wayne
and Dean Martin
gave him a 300-pound sack of steer manure, which they then threw Nelson into, as a rite of passage. 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.
Mexican bugle call
Arranged by Dimitri Tiomkin See more