Convicted felon John Kogan escapes from prison, commandeers a bus, and launches a one-man wave of crime and violence. He publicly announces that the mayhem will not stop until Sledge agrees to meet him in a one-on-one gunfight. When Dori asks Sledge why, he tells her that Kogan was his childhood friend and a former police officer, but Sledge was forced to track him down and arrest him for "disgracing the badge" by taking a bribe. Captain Trunk further tells Dori that Sledge would have little chance in a gunfight with the fast-drawing Kogan. Dori accompanies Sledge to an isolated location for the inevitable showdown, where Sledge's last best hope for survival is his father's old carnival trick, which was recently and reluctantly passed along to him by a sideshow sharpshooter known as Dead Eye Dan.
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A scene with Frank Wagner
an obnoxious circus clown sitting over a water tank was cut due to time constraints. See more
References High Noon