Joe Baker has a dream. He wants to do 'something big.' When he needs a Gatling gun to accomplish this, he seeks out a black marketeer. The price he wants for the gun? A woman! So Baker kidnaps a woman off of the stagecoach, only to find that she is the wife of the commandant of the local Cavalry detachment. Things get further complicated when a girl named Dover McBride shows up. She has come to force Baker to marry her and return east, as he promised to do four years earlier.
Everybody wants to do something big once in his life. It's just that most people don't have to hold up a stagecoach, steal a girl, and swap her for a gun to do it.
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James Lee Barrett apparently wrote this for Peter O'Toole. See more
I guess I'd still be a horse soldier if I hadn't lost my leg.
In the war?
Naw... See, there was this girl in Virginia... and her father caught us... cut it off. Chopped it clean off! With an axe. While I was sleepin'.
Cross my heart.
You're lucky it was only your leg.
Paradoxically--considering its definition--the film's title is presented in all lower case letters, as can be seen in the poster. See more
Referenced in My Husband, the Producer
The Girl I Left Behind Me
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