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 ...
JAMES STEWART as the farmer sheriff with a badge carved out of tin.
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Did You Know?
Gary Lockwood played Frank Poole in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). See more
When Larkin has his bullet wound treated in the boarding house his shirt is covered in blood. Once he is bandaged, the same shirt is clean and good as new with no sign of a bullet hole. See more
You know, I once practiced law. Haven't you ever wondered why I came to these parts?
Well, you said it was your health.
Well, peace of mind is also a man's health. I found myself unable to cope with making important decisions; so, I came to Firecreek because, I could live out each day here without my word having any import. I'm no different than all the rest of 'em. No different, at all, Johnny.
Bringing in the Sheaves
Music by George A. Minor
and lyrics by Knowles Shaw See more