Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend

Synopsis: Army veterans, just mustered out of the service, are going to the one of the men's brothers ranch on their way West. Just as they arrive, Indians attack the ranch and kill the brother. The brother was killed because he was using faulty ammunition that did not fire. Buck Devlin, whose brother was killed, musters out of the service with pals John and Wilbur and vows to find the men responsible for the crime.
87 min

How much further to

your brother's place, Captain?

My mouth's been watering a week

for a home-cooked meal.

According to this,

just another mile or two.

Hey, Captain. Look-it!

David. Close the windows

in the bedroom.

David! Get your sister in that cot.

Sarah, load the other rifle.

Oh, no. Something's wrong with

the ammunition.


Oh, Dan. Dan!

No! No!

Oh, Buck!

Dan's dead!

I'm sorry about your brother,


We'd have all been killed

if you didn't come.

I'm voting we move outta here.

Next time, they'll get us,

like they murdered Dan.

Indians didn't murder my brother.

- It was this.

- What do you mean?

Sarah said Dan

had the jump on that Indian.

Ammunition like this, a man'd be

better off throwing rocks.


I never saw no powder

that wouldn't burn.

You would if you used kindling.

That's coal dust.

Anybody who'd sell powder

like this oughta be shot.

Where'd you buy these shells, rifles

and tin ploughs in back?

Why uh... in Medicine Bend.

That's where your murderers are.

Tomorrow, that's where we're heading.

- What'll happen to us?

- We'll leave you our rifles.

We'll bring back new supplies.

Good supplies.

My brother was always writing about

this place, so...

when me and my friends got mustered

out, we said it'd be good enough for us.

- We'll be back.

- It won't be easy getting back.

You might run into trouble.

That's what we're counting on.

- Mr. Rittenhouse?

- Here's $20 and my watch.

- That oughta get us a gun that'll work

- and some gunpowder.

Won't get much more.

This'll buy the rest.

It's solid gold.

All right. What else do you need?

Seed corn... gopher poison.

And a couple of ploughshares.

That about it, Amy?

- That's about it.

- You got it, Will?

- Right.

- I'd like a new rifle.

Besides these supplies,

maybe you can get some more folks

to come out and join us, Captain.

There's room in this valley

for a thousand.

I'll do all I can.

The main thing is,

you get back with the goods.

Don't turn your back

on those thieves in Medicine Bend.

If you're done, we'd better move.


Take this.

It was your mother's.

Dan would want you to use it.

What do you want me to buy with it?

- Whatever you think we need.

- Some rock candy, Uncle Buck?

Put it down, Will.

Household goods for Mrs. Dan Devlin.

50 cents of rock candy

for David Devlin.

And $180 towards the general fund

from ex-Captain Buck Devlin.

If you want a home,

you gotta pay for it.

Well, Sergeant?

$107 mustering outpay,

ex-Sergeant John Maitland.

Well, Private?

$72 and 86 cents.

From ex-Private Wilbur Clegg.

- Be careful, Buck.

- Good luck, Captain Devlin!

- We'll be waiting for you!

- God bless you, Captain.


We might as well camp here. That'll

put us in Medicine Bend tomorrow.

You know what I'm gonna do

the minute we get in?

No. What are you gonna do?

I'm gonna walk down the main street

so some of the girls can

take a look at me.

- Some of 'em?

- Well, make it all of 'em.

I oughta be fair about it.

Hey! Stop it! Come back!

They're stealing our clothes!

What was it you said you were gonna

do when we hit town, Johnny?

He was gonna walk up and down Main St.

and let all the girls look at him!

It's gonna come as

quite a surprise to 'em!

'King Nebuchadnezzar came near the

mouth of the burning, fiery furnace

and spake and said...

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego...

ye servants of the great, high God,

come forth... come hither. '

Come forth, come hither.

'And these three men... '

Brothers? This might be

one of the most fruitful sermons

I've ever preached.

Good day, brothers.

Good day.

And peace be unto thou, brothers.

Sorry to break up your meeting.

Thee hath been set upon by thieves?

Took everything we had.

It is an affliction of the times.

We too have been robbed.

Only an hour ago. By three soldiers.

We're the soldiers, brother.

They were wearing our uniforms.

- Did you lose much?

- Several horses, our small savings.

- Then you're going back

to Medicine Bend.

- No.

We have put ourselves

in the Lord's hands,

and decided to continue west.

I'm afraid we'll need a little more

than the Lord's help.

Thou art welcome to what we have.


Yes, Brother.

Be thou the Samaritan woman.

Find garments for our friends.

This way, friends.

Hey. This is quite a place.

What do we do now, Captain?

Look up the sheriff

and try to get our money back.

Hello, boys. Come on in

and have a drink on the house.

- That's for mel

- Me, too!

- We thank thee.

But we must refuse thy kind offer.

We haven't a dime between us

and you turn down a free drink?

Those are orders, Sergeant.

Pardon me. Could you tell us where

the sheriff's office is?

- In there.

- Thank you.

But the sheriff, uh... he's in there.

- In the saloon.

- Oh.

Have a look, boys.

- That's your horse, Captain.

- Yeah.

But there's nothing we can do

till we find out who's riding it.

Let's go inside.

But remember - no drinking.

- Just a little one?

- Not in these clothes.

Nobody knows we're not Brethren.

Keep it that way till we look around.

Do we have to talk like 'em?

That thee and thou stuff.

Yes. Thee has to talk like them -

and don't forget it.

If I'd known about this,

I'd have re-enlisted.

Well, if it isn't High,

Wide and Handsome again?

- Back for the free drinks?

- Yes, ma'am, if the offer's still open.

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