Sheriff Adam Prescott begins to suspect that the drifter who he has taken into his house may be the Army doctor whom he blames for the loss of his leg in the Civil War. He thus tries to ...
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Sheriff Adam Prescott begins to suspect that the drifter who he has taken into his house may be the Army doctor whom he blames for the loss of his leg in the Civil War. He thus tries to keep the man from leaving town, hoping to goad him into a showdown.Written by
At the very beginning, 2 riders are on horseback, stopping on the top of a hill. Then, like magic, disappear. The camera shuts off, and when it goes back on, the 2 riders are missing. Then suddenly they're back. See more »
More than anything else this Zane Grey Theater story is a story of the medical profession in war than anything else. Dealing with mass casualties as they do, it's easier to save a life with amputation than take time to save a limb. Joseph Cotten as an army doctor in the Civil War probably did enough amputations and it's his bad luck to run into Claude Akins who may have been a patient.
Even though he's the town marshal and missing a leg Akins is still a good man with a gun and crutch. He thinks he recognizes Cotten as the man who took his leg and hopes to goad him into a fight. Cotten now makes his living at the poker table which has a reputation of being a place where quarrels occur.
Both Cotten and Akins are fine and there's a bit here by Dan Blocker as the town blacksmith before he was Hoss Cartwright.
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