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.
The big guy with the battered hat... and the ragged woman-wrecked castoff called Dude... and the rockin' babyfaced gunfisted kid... AND TIME WAS RUNNING OUT THROUGH BULLET HOLES AT "RIO BRAVO"
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When Chance goes into Feathers' room after learning she was standing guard outside his room all night, her hair is alternately frayed and neatly styled. See more
John T. Chance
Joe, you're under arrest.
Remade as Assault on Precinct 13
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Sung by Dean Martin
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