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A fast-paced western with a romantic twist, this was one of the last films pairing director Budd Boetticher and popular cowboy hero Randolph Scott before Scott's retirement. John Hayes (Scott) left the Civil War behind him when he took on the job of managing the Overland Stage Lines out of a small Colorado town. Clay Putnam has not forgotten that the Confederacy lost and he plans on robbing Hayes' Overland Stage of one of its gold shipments from California to the North. He wants the gold to stay in the South to revive the Confederate cause. Meanwhile, his wife Norma (Virginia Mayo)… More

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"Underrated Western with sly commentary."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"The programmer is saddled with a slight story, but Boetticher magically raises the film above average."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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