In North Fork, Lucas McCain meets Micah Torrence, now a drunk but at one time considered one of the ablest lawmen in the territory. He admits he lost his nerve and it led him to a life of drink. Lucas offers him a job as a ranch hand and uses a tough-love approach to get him to sober up. The Shelton brother ride into town looking to get even with Micah who jailed them 10 years before. Lucas is lured into a trap but it's Micah who comes to his rescued.
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The characters played by James Drury, R.G Armstrong and Warren Oates in Sam Peckinpah's film 'Ride the High Country' had their genesis in the roles Peckinpah wrote for them here. See more
Just hold up, boys. I had it easy in my mind we was headed for Baesore.
Well, you see Lloyd, we ain't never been to Northfork.
Fact of the matter is we heard talk that Micah Torrance was headed there. We've been aimin' to do him in as you well know.
And I thought we was going to make us a pot of money in the cattle business.
Chuck Connors breaks the 4th wall in the opening credits after he shoots his rifle and then stares into the camera. See more