Synopsis: The tranquility of a small town is marred only by sheriff Tod Shaw's unsuccessful courtship of widow Ellen Benson, a pacifist who can't abide guns and those who use them. But violence descends on Ellen's household willy-nilly when the U.S. President passes through town... and slightly psycho hired assassin John Baron finds the Benson home ideal for an ambush.
Director(s): Lewis Allen
Production: United Artists
Rotten Tomatoes:
75 min

when it's his turn.

You can't wrap the boy in cellophane.

I can try, as long as possible.

Look, when a house is on fire,

everybody has to help put it out,

because the next time,

it might be your house.

Oh Tod, don't.

- Church tomorrow, Ellen?

- No Tod, I can't go with you.

I can't go on asking you and

get turned down. I mean that.

Bebop. Goin' over to Tilly's for a cup

of java. You can handle things.

It's a quiet day.

It's been a quiet day in this burg

for the last 50 years.

For you?

- Good night shirt!

- What's the word?

Go get the Sheriff. Tell him to get

over here fast, it's an emergency!

Hey! Take it easy Pappy,

- Where's the Sheriff?

- Try the office... Hey, what the...?

- Where's Tod?

- Catch your breath. He's...

It's an emergency! Ed Hawkins

has gotta' see him now!

What happened?

I don't know, something came

over the wire. Ed wouldn't say.

Yeah, that's funny.

Well there's Tod now.

It's an emergency. Ed Hawkins

has gotta' see you right away!

- Hello Ed.

- Thanks, get outta' here.

Wait a second.

I wanna' know what it's about.

It's top secret,

get outta' here.

- For Pete's sake, I ran my pants off...

- Blow.

Aw shucks.

What's the word?

Listen to this.

I haven't finished typing it yet...

Sheriff Tod Shaw, Suddenly, California.

Confidential code: 'Hangover'.

Special train number 10.19 carrying

the President of the United States

will arrive Suddenly 5pm today.

President will detrain and

drive to White Springs Ranch.

Will require adequate transportation.

Appreciate cooperation your staff.

With secret service operators

arriving 1:

Carney acting chief U.S.

Secret Service.

- No mistakes, huh?

- Only in typing.

Now, can I use your phone?

Help yourself.

Give me State Police Headquarters

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