DIRECTED BY STUART HEISLER
MUSIC BY MAX STEINER
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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 ...
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Gary Cooper ... Blayde 'Reb' Hollister
Ruth Roman ... Tonia Robles
Steve Cochran ... Bryant Marlow
Raymond Massey ... Will Marlow
Barbara Payton ... Flo
Leif Erickson ... U.S. Marshal Martin Weatherby
Antonio Moreno ... Don Felipe Robles
Jerome Cowan ... Matt Coulter
Reed Hadley ... Wild Bill Hickok
Gil Donaldson ... Luis Robles
and many more...
John Twist ... (written by)
Anthony Veiller ... producer
Ernest Haller ... director of photography
Raymond Massey, a Canadian, was most famous for his repeated movie portrayals of President Lincoln.
When Hollister stops to inspect hoof prints when pursuing Marlow to Fort Worth,
the road behind him shows obvious signs of being mechanically graded e.g. by a bulldozer.
Approximately one hour into the film, Will Marlow passes a sign that says
"Dr. White - Dentist" though dentistry was not separate profession
in the USA in the 19th century.
Dentistry was usually performed by barbers and general practitioners.
When Blayde Hollister mounts his horse to ride to the Robles compound
near the end of the film, the sound of a horse galloping can be heard
several seconds before he begins to move.
There are no other horses moving in the street and the sound doesn't change once Blayde begins to ride.
While Tonia plays the piano, Hollister heads for a armchair
and sits down ostensibly with the cigar in his mouth.
Subsequently he is shown finishing to sit with the cigar in his right hand.
When Blayde Hollister shoots Bryant Marlowe, it occurs at night in the dark,
but the very next scene as Hollister begins chasing
Will Marlow almost immediately, it's day time.
Crew or equipment visible
When Bryant Marlow and his gang are chasing Blayde Hollister (Gary Cooper),
they shoot at him and shot appear to hit the hillside next to him.
But one of the shot impacts sends up a smoke ring from the charge planted in the hill,
showing that the shot impacts are only special effects charges.
Each time characters shoot at a can to demonstrate their marksmanship,
there is a slight delay between the gunshots and the can's movement.
In reality, there would be an almost instantaneous reaction.
There is a clear difference between Wild Bill Hickock's
shoulder length hair and actor Reed Hadley's real hair.
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