The lure of gold brings a number of people to the railroad watering-stop of Liberty, Texas. First to arrive is a trio of aging Union army veterans: Lane (John Wayne), Jesse (Ben Johnson) and Grady (Rod Taylor.) Together, with drifters Ben (Bobby Vinton), Sal (Jerry Gatlin) and Calhoun (Christopher George), they plan to accompany Mrs. Lowe (Ann-Marget), a train robber's widow, to the site where her husband had hidden a gold shipment. Lane observes that his band of adventurers will be hotly pursued by the deceased robber's gang members along with "every two-bit gunman in the territory." As the company crosses the Texas border and Rio Grande River in Mexico, just ahead of of a band of pursuers, a lone, well-dressed, cigar-smoking stranger keeps a careful eye on both groups.
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Cursed gold, a vanished train and a thief's widow. He'd do better walking into hell!
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Did You Know?
said that John Wayne
was ill during filming, and had to lay down for a few hours each afternoon. He also said that Wayne was "slightly infirm" and had trouble with his balance on a couple of occasions. See more
Opening scene: Mrs. Lowe and Lane walk towards Grady & Calhoun, Mrs. Lowe and Lane cast shadows towards the rail track (left to right across the screen). Then the sky is overcast and the earth behind them is in shadow. It was in full Sunshine before. See more
The Pinkerton Man
Her name is Lilly, with two "L's." Matt Lowe was never married. Better luck next time!
With two "L's."
One of 'em must stand for "liar."