A sharpshooting saddle tramp with a price on his head falls for the daughter of a wealthy ranch owner. He vows to win enough money in shooting contests to win her father's approval, but when he returns years later, he finds she has married another man who is jealous of her affections. The husband tries to have a murder warrant served on the drifter, shoots him in the back, and hires a gambler to murder the man. None of these attempts on the drifter's life kills him, and when the wife leaves him, the husband goes gunning for the drifter, now the star of a Wild West show.
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Doc Bogardus (Ben Johnson
) was a combination of two professional exhibition shooters who carried on a rivalry from 1877 to 1883. William Frank "Doc" Carver (1840-1927) and Captain Adam Henry Bogardus (1833-1913). The rivalry ended in 1883 when Carver out shot Bogardus in nineteen of the twenty-five sponsored contests between them. See more
Robert W. 'Bob' Halburton
The point is you two are the most startling commodity to hit the world since Mr. Judson's book on Hickok and Cody. You are certified celebrities now. The Cardiff/Rose books are out-selling all the other dime novels five to one. People are going to pay handsomely to see you take on the best shooters in the country.
Not to mention the side bets.
Caleb, you ought to quit while you're behind.