John Wayne stars as the sheriff of a small western town who arrests a murderer and then must contend with the aggressive efforts of the killer's brother to free him before the state marshal arrives. Surrounding the town, the villains make repeated runs at the tiny jailhouse where their comrade is incarcerated. The sheriff is left to defend the territory almost single-handedly—his only aid being a rag-tag crew of misfits, including a drunk, an old cripple, a saloon woman and a singing teenager. The plot's tensions build to one of the most explosive finales in cinema history. Co-starring Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson and Walter Brennan. Directed by Howard Hawks.


Howard Hawks


John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond, John Russell, Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Estelita Rodriguez, Claude Akins, Harry Carey Jr., Malcolm Atterbury, Bob Steele, Bing Russell, Myron Healey, Eugene Iglesias, Fred Graham, Tom Monroe, Riley Hill

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2hrs 21mins

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