With his criminal days behind him, Jess Wade, a rugged horseman who used to ride with the dangerous outlaw, Vince Hackett, and his cut-throats, tries to distance himself from the murderous gang, and go straight. However, no one betrays Hackett. As a result, Vince decides to frame Wade for the theft of the Victory Gun: a powerful cannon of gold and silver that fired the last shot against Emperor Maximilian and freed all Mexico. Before long, Jess finds himself on the run from the Federales, bearing the hideous mark of a thief and hunted down like prey, as Hackett threatens to wipe the small town of Rio Seco off the face of the earth. Now, everyone thinks that Jess is guilty. Can he clear his name and save the town?Written by
A must see. Elvis is an ex-outlaw trying to go straight.
Elvis Presley plays Jesse Wade who tries to leave a gang of thieves led by Victor French. Jesse's neck is branded in order to frame him for stealing a Mexican war cannon. Jesse becomes sheriff as one of the gang is arrested. The bad guys now threaten the town with cannon fire until the leaders little brother is released from jail. Elvis sings only the title song under the credits. This is a different Elvis, with beard and a hat hung low over his eyes. Well known critic, Leonard Maltin, calls this a BOMB! Produced, directed and written by Charles Marquis Warren, this flick is better than the bad rap it has received. Also in the cast are Ina Balin, Solomom Sturgess, and Lynn Kellogg.
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