Synopsis: Cole Armin, recruited by his corrupt uncle as heir apparent to his freight-hauling empire, defects to his honest rival.
Genre: Western
Director(s): Ray Enright
Production: Paramount Pictures
90 min

There ain't nothin' steady

about a woman, Stokes.

Their minds is as changeable

as the moon.

Yeah. And there's

always a man in it.

Man in the moon,Juke,

get it?

No. My Pearl ain't like that.

You and Pearl figure on

holy matrimony?

She don't like my whiskers. Then

why don't you whack them off?

Oh, Pearl wants me to,

but I keep thinkin' about Samson.

You mean Samson,

the little tailor in Albuquerque?

No, you heathen.

Samson was a king.

Lived in Egypt or " Afrikee" or

someplace like that. Well, what about him?

Well, he had a mane and whiskers

just like mine.

Strongest fella you ever seen.

Pushed buildings over

with his bare hands. Yes, sir.

He had a gal, too,

named Delilah.

Didn't she like whiskers either?

No, sir.

Snuck in one night, clipped Samson

slicker than a frog's belly.

After that he was so durn weak,

couldn't even break a toothpick.

You're an awfully sweet little girl,

Miss Myrtle,

and it won't be long before

you meet your daddy in Albuquerque.

Oh, Mr. Cole, you're so funny.

Isn't he, Miss Wallace?

Yes, honey, very amusing,

Amusing? He's funny.

Isn't he, Mr. Martin?

Very funny. Yes, sir, he's a

regular circus. Certainly is.

Thank you, ma'am, ladies.

I aim to please.

You know, Miss Myrtle, if I was

gonna see the man I love most,

I'd try to get some sleep so's to look

fresh and pretty when he meets me.

My daddy don't care how I look,

just so I get there.

Shouldn't wonder, ma'am, if the same

advice wouldn't work for you too.

You haven't closed your eyes since we

left the railroad. I'm fine, thank you.


All right, come out a-jumpin' and reach

for nothin' but sky. Everybody but the kid.

Throw your guns overboard

and come down out of there.

We ain't got no gun and we

ain't got no box. Get down!

All right, everybody, line up!

And don't anybody try anything!

Come on, get over there!

Well, missy, what have

you got there? Nothing.

I'll have a look at that satchel.


Boy, I got the tiger by the tail!

A tiger by the tail!

Fine way to make a livin',

robbin' women. Shut up!

You're next. That's not

my money. It's collections.

It belongs to-

Shut up!

Whoa, horses! Whoa!

Whoa! Whoa!

Come on, boy!

Come on, Mr. Cole! Come on!

Whoa, horses! Whoa!




Oh, Mr. Cole, you were elegant!

I bet this old coach had

a mighty scared little passenger.

I was at first, but I ain't now.

All right, you get back inside and

we'll pick up Miss Celia and the others.

No, sir.

I wanna ride up there with you.

All right, up we go.

Here comes the stage!

Where you goin',Juke?

Where's the Sheriff?

We've been robbed! Sheriff!

Help you down?

Myrtle! Honey!


Look here, let me through here.

Celia. Oh, you're good. Oh, Ted.

Let me look at you.

How's my kid sister?

Ted. Dear, what's the matter?

Did you hear what the driver said?

We were held up.

Did they get the money?

Our $10,000, Ted. All of it.

Ten thousand dollars?

Mr. Cole?

What is it, honey?

I told Daddy how

you knocked a bandit down...

and caught the runaway

and saved my life.

I'm mighty obliged to you,


If you ever need a friend in Albuquerque,

you got one. Thanks. I'll remember that.

Durn funny, Sheriff. First stage holdup

in months. Why'd they pick on my run?

I wasn't carryin' nothin',

not even a gun rider.

Why'd they kill that

poor fella in there?

Keep quiet,Juke. Now who were

the passengers in this coach?

Well, I was drivin'. There was

that lady and this fella here,

the little gal and that big

fella over there and the dead man.

All right, the rest of you scatter.

Go on! Go on about your business!

You look intelligent, mister. I'm the sheriff,

and I'd like to know what happened out there.

Five men held up the stage, a man was

killed and this lady here lost $10,000.

What's she carryin' that

kind of money around for?

I wouldn't think that concerned you or me. If I were

wearing that badge, I'd get a posse and go after them.

I didn't ask you

how to run my office.

And if you want to stay in this town,

you'd better let me run it.

Hank! Get a couple of men,

take care of this body.

And round up my deputies

and have them meet me here.

Remember what I said

about needin' a friend.

Good-bye, Mr. Cole.

Good-bye, Myrtle.

I'm sorry about all that money.

Thank you.

Mr. Cole, I want you to meet my

brother, Ted Wallace. Mr. Wallace.

We've all got a lot to be

grateful to you for, Mr. Cole.

Your sister has the name wrong. It's

Cole Armin. I'm here to work for my uncle.

John Armin?

Yeah. That's right.

What's the matter with those folks?

You'd think I had smallpox.

Son, I'd rather have smallpox

than the name of Armin in this town.

Go on, keep talking.

All right, Mr. Armin,

here it is.

There's a crowd of men gathering at the jail right

now, yelling their heads off, demanding action.

That coach brought a dead body in.

That's murder!

All right. I ordered Matt Wayne

to get that Wallace girl's $10,000.

If carrying out that order involved

a killing, that was part of his job.

Well, I could cover up the robbery,

but killing, that's something else.

Take the outraged citizens

on a horseback tour, Linton.

And, Murkil.

Murkil. Murkil!

Get Wayne and his men out of town.

You got it?

Got it.

I'm tellin' you the boss is busy and don't

want to be disturbed. Now go on and sit down.

I'm telling you again

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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