Synopsis: After Confederate officer Blayde Hollister's home and family are destroyed by the Marlowe Brothers during the Civil War, he swears revenge, refusing to surrender and becoming a wanted man. In order to pursue the three brothers into Texas, Hollister fakes his own death in a staged gunfight with his friend Wild Bill Hickock. He then befriends Martin Weatherby, the newly appointed U.S. Marshal to Dallas, an affable, but not very experienced lawman, who agrees to let Hollister assume his identity. The eldest of the Marlowe brothers, Will, masquerades as a law-abiding real estate dealer while feigning righteous indignation over the brutal acts of lawlessness and violence visited on the honest citizens of Dallas by his sociopathic brothers, Cullen and Bryant. (Their parents were evidently fond of the renowned poet William Cullen Bryant). When Hollister becomes a rival for the affections of Weatherby's aristocratic fiancee Tonia Robles, Martin wonders whether he should let Blayde know that he
Genre: Romance, Western
Director(s): Stuart Heisler
94 min

Don Felipe. Don Felipe.

- Raiders, cutting out the cattle.

- It's the Marlows.

- Where are the vaqueros?

- Driving the other herd to town.

They are rushing them toward the Trinity.

Old Felipe Robles raises nice stock.

Won't do him no good.

How is he going to pay us the money

he owes us if we keep topping off his herd?

I don't buy mortgages to get paid back.

I buy them to foreclose.

The black soil of Dallas County

will make us rich.

We'll bleed that old buzzard broke,

huh, Cullen?

The way I say. There'll be no killing here.

Things won't be like they were in Georgia.

- We didn't do so bad in Georgia.

- Thanks to me.

Any sniping here,

I'll bust your trigger finger.

And that's for you, too, Bryant.

You're too quick on the draw.

That doesn't do my business any good.

So stay out of Dallas, understand?

Any visiting to do, I'll do it.

You boys hightail it.

I'll take care of them.

Raiders cutting out your cattle, Mr. Robles.

I tried to stop them.

They're your men, Will Marlow.

My men? You aren't blaming me

for all the war-bred scum in Texas?

Isn't my fault

Texas isn't back in the Union.

And there'll be lawlessness until she is.

The Marlow brothers and trouble

came here together.

I'm still willing to buy your land

and take my chances against the raids.

There would be no raids if you owned

the Hacienda del Norte.


Will just got through telling you

not to do stuff like that.

Yeah. Yeah. Said to stay out

of Dallas, too...

...but I don't aim to.

Brave, strong...

...just like lizards in dark corners.

But your day of looting is almost done.

A marshal of the United States

is on his way.

Be into Springfield, Missouri

in about 10 minutes.

Folks traveling west or south

change coaches.

Yankee marshal?

United States Marshal.

United States?

- All who thinks we're united, say, "Aye. "

- Aye.

I'm inviting a lady carpetbag

to set betwixt her own breed.

With pleasure.

Cold as a witch's broomstick.

L... I'm... I'm Butterfield,

Saint Louis.

Dry goods, ladies' hose, and notions.

I'm Martin Weatherby, Boston.

- Stopping in Springfield?

- Momentarily.

- I have business with a William Hickok.

- Wild Bill?

- Greatest marshal ever lived.

- Yeah, I hear Bill's retiring.

- Ain't got no competition left.

- You say.

I saw he's scared he'll meet up

with Reb Hollister.

- That desperado?

- Desperado, you say? Patriot, say I.

Maybe Lee surrendered,

but not old Georgia Reb. No, sir.

He's a one-man war,

still marching on.

Stage for the West leaves in 30 minutes.

Them that want vittles better hurry.

Great day in the morning.

It is pleasant.

There he is, boy.

The pride of Vicksburg.

The terror of Kansas.

That's Blayde Hollister.

You mean to say that a common outlaw

can walk the streets like that?

- Is there no law enforcement here?

- There's the law, Wild Bill Hickok.

- Hickok, I have a letter to present to you...

- Duck.

Spoiled the party for you boys.

I guess that settles

who's running this town.

I'll take that.

Mister, bring his horse.

- Nice shooting, marshal.

- Yes, sir. Shot him dead.

Well, if he ain't,

we'll put the hemp to him.

Here. Take your carrion out of town.

- Well, go on. Don't stand there gawking.

- Just a minute.

- I had nothing to do with this.

- Get going.

- We heard you give that rebel yell.

- You're quite mistaken.

- I have a letter of introduction...

- Boys, you wanted a hanging party...

...here's a warm one for you.

- Good riddance.

- Just maybe the town will settle down now.

Ruined my Sunday go-to-meeting hat.

Keep going, blue-belly,

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John Twist

John Twist (July 14, 1898 – February 11, 1976) was an American screenwriter whose career spanned four decades. Born John Stuart Twist in Albany, Missouri, he began his career in the silent film era, providing the story for such films as Breed of Courage, Blockade, and The Big Diamond Robbery. He earned his first screenwriting credit for The Yellowback in 1929. Twist died in Beverly Hills, California. more…

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