Fugitive bank robber Joe Maybe steals the identity of a marshal and rides into a town whose judge asks Joe to act as town marshal but an old flame almost betrays his real identity forcing Joe to claim she's his wife.
Murphy plays ex-lawman who must strap on the guns again to catch a former nemesis, McGavin, who happens to be the ex husband of Murphy's wife and father of the boy that believes he's Murphy's son.Written by
It was while filming this movie that Alan Hale Jr. got his casting call for Gilligan's Island (1964). He had to ride out of Zion National Park in Zion's Canyon, Utah on horseback to the highway and hitchhike to Las Vegas to fly out to the interview. See more »
Logan, don't take any chances. I don't want you to kill him. But if it has to be you or him - if it comes to that - I want you to come back.
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Audie Murphy is a ranchman with a wife and son; she's Darren McGavin's ex-wife and the boy is his. When McGavin shows up to kill Murphy, Audie and he hunt each other through Zion National Park.
It's a fairly standard late oater, with a pretty good supporting cast, including Ruta Lee, Alan Hale Jr. -- he had to hitch a ride out to go on an interview for GILLIGAN'S ISLAND -- George Tobias, and others. but it's a paycheck movie for most of them, including the star. Even Joseph Biroc's cinematography is dull in the first half, although he does shoot the final showdown in John Ford country quite beautifully. Director R.G. Springsteen was one of those B western directors who seems to have excelled in styleless competence on a budget The result is consistently watchable, but not outstanding.
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