Farmer and family man Johnny Cobb moonlights as a two dollar a month Sheriff with a homemade badge in the quiet little town of Firecreek. When a gang of freebooters passes through, their leader Larkin, who is suffering from a minor wound, agrees to spend the night. The gang members prove to be vicious, sadistic sociopaths who take advantage of the frightened townspeople, humiliating them for their own perverse amusement. Although Larkin disapproves of their behavior, his leadership role is tenuous, and he is reluctant to test it by exercising control over his men. The mild-mannered Cobb faces a series of challenges from the gang's antisocial behavior. Things come to a head when Meli, an Indian woman with a mixed race child, incurs an attempted sexual attack by one of gang. Arthur, a simpleton stable boy, comes to her aid and accidentally kills the attacker. Cobb locks up Arthur to keep him safe, but when the Sheriff leaves town to visit his wife, who is struggling in labor, there is ...
Two legendary stars headed for a showdown.
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Did You Know?
A section of the showdown between Stewart and Fonda including the dialogue: "....dollars a week and the home made badge"; "you got no business laying your life on the line"; and "I'll ride out." These lines are used by Tir Na Nog in their song "Cinema" from their 1973 LP "Strong In The Sun." See more
When leaving the church service that was held in the general store, as Johnny Cobb bids farewell to the preacher, the boom mike is visible in the store's door window. See more
Talk about the tail end of nowhere!
Edited into La Classe américaine
Rock of Ages
Music by Thomas Hastings
and lyrics by Augustus Montague Toplady See more