Synopsis by Hal Erickson
In this western with echoes of High Noon, gunman Rick Martin (Sterling Hayden) rides into a small frontier town to warn its citizens of a pending raid by thug Quentin (John Dehner) and his men. Rick offers himself as a hired killer/protector, but the nasty and hostile town wants no part in this and throws him in jail after he's framed by Canby Judd (William Bishop), a self-styled ranch owner who has wooed and won Rick's girlfriend Laura (Karen Booth). As predicted, Quentin's gang does indeed arrive, and it falls onto Rick's shoulders to save the day.
frontier town, revenge, killer, rancher, suspicion, marshal