John Skimmerhorn hires R.J. Poteet to lead the difficult cattle drive from Texas to Colorado on behalf of Oliver Seccombe and the Venneford Ranch. Sixteen-year-old Jim Lloyd joins the drive along with cowboys Nate Person, a former slave, Amos Calendar, and Bufe Coker. Meanwhile, Hans Brumbaugh vows to never sell his land to Seccombe.
Did You Know?
When Poteet, Skimmerhorn and company talk to prospective cowhands in town, dirty Buck is sitting on the ledge of a building in the background. As they are leaving he can be seen jumping down off the ledge. The camera shows the Poteet group leaving, then comes back to the assembled cowhands and Buck is back on the high shelf. Just a matter of film cutting and not a biggie. Great movie. See more
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