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While passing through the town of Bannock, a bunch of drunken,
trail-weary cattlemen go overboard with their celebrating and accidentally kill
an old man with a stray shot.
They return home to Sabbath unaware of his death.
Bannock lawman Jered Maddox later arrives there to arrest everyone
involved on a charge of murder.
Sabbath is run by land baron Vince Bronson, a benevolent despot,
who, upon hearing of the death, offers restitution for the incident.
Maddox, however, will not compromise even though small ranchers
like Vern Adams are not in a position to desert their responsibilities
for a long and protracted trial.
Sabbath's marshal, Cotton Ryan, is an aging lawman whose tough reputation rests
on a single incident that occurred years before.
Ryan admits to being only a shadow of what he once was and
incapable of stopping Maddox.
Maddox confides to Ryan that Bannock's judicial system is weak and corrupt,
and while he's doubtful that anyone he brings back will suffer more than the
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Burt Lancaster ... Bannock Marshal Jared Maddox
Robert Ryan ... Sabbath Marshal Cotton Ryan Cotten
Lee J. Cobb ... Vincent Bronson
Robert Duvall ... Vernon Adams
Sheree North ... Laura Shelby
Albert Salmi ... Harvey Stenbaugh
Richard Jordan ... Crowe Wheelwright
John McGiver ... Sabbath Mayor Sam Bolden
Ralph Waite ... Jack Dekker
John Beck ... Jason Bronson
William Watson ... Choctaw Lee (as William C. Watson)
Walter Brooke ... Luther Harris
Robert Emhardt ... Hersham
Charles Tyner ... Minister
J.D. Cannon ... Hurd Price
Lou Frizzell ... Cobden
Richard Bull ... Dusaine
John Hillerman ... Totts
Roy Engel ... Bartender
Jan Burrell Jan Burrell
Madeleine Taylor Holmes
Hugh McDermott ... L.G. Moss
Joseph Wiseman ... Lucas
One of the characters uses the word "gunsel", a word generally acknowledged
to have been coined by Dashiell Hammett in 1929.
During the opening scene when Bronson's rowdies tear up the town of Bannock,
in two views of the local hotel, the town's name is spelled Bannock.
Later, when Sheriff Maddox checks into the hotel in Sabbath,
he signs in as a resident of Bannach.
When Vernon Adams (Robert Duvall) first aims down on Maddox (Burt Lancaster)
with his rifle from above, Maddox is riding away from him up a long draw.
Immediately afterward, Maddox is still traveling up the draw
and looks up and sees Vernon in front of him and above him aiming down at him.
The positions switched 180 degrees.
Crew or equipment visible
When Maddox (Burt Lancaster) shoots the horse out from under
Vernon Adams (Robert Duvall), the man who is thrown from the falling horse
has a full head of hair, and is clearly a stunt double.
Robert Duvall was totally bald on top in this movie.
The stuntman even tries to hide the fact by placing his hand right
on top of his head as he comes up, but the full head of hair is still visible
Sierra de Organos, Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico (location)
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