Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Mitzi Gaynor was contractually awarded with top billing in 20th Century-Fox's Three Young Texans, but the film's true star is Jeffrey Hunter. To prevent his father from being blackmailed into committing a train robbery, Johnny Colt (Hunter) pulls off the theft himself. Our hero and his lady friend (Mitzi Gaynor) intend to return the money as soon as his father is out of harm's way. Unfortunately, Colt's "friend" Tony Ballew (Keefe Brasselle) has other ideas. Running off with the money, Ballew makes the mistake of crossing the path of Apache Joe (Michael Ansara), who masterminded the robbery in the first place. Three Young Texans is another of those "thinking man's westerns" conceived in the wake of such films as The Gunfighter and High Noon.
accusation, bad-guy, blackmail, complications, cowboy, criminal, danger, false-accusation, father, gangster, good-guy, hidden, loot, love-triangle, railroad, rescue, robbery, sheriff, son, Texan, train [locomotive], villain, forces [military], hunting, youth