Synopsis by Hal Erickson
In the fifth episode of Walt Disney's 17-part miniseries Tales of Texas John Slaughter, Slaughter (Tom Tryon) has retired from the Texas Rangers and has set up his own cattle ranch together with his new bride Adeline (Norma Moore). Alas, Slaughter's career as a cattleman may be over before it begins, thanks to the obstreperous behavior of neighboring rancher Sam Underwood (Sidney Blackmer). After engaging in a bitter battle over local water right, Slaughter and Underwood are forced to form a united front against a common enemy, outlaw boss Bill Gallagher (Stephen McNally). Originally telecast as part of the Walt Disney Presents anthology, "The Man From Bitter Creek" and the subsequent episode "The Slaughter Trail" were edited together in 1962 and released overseas as the "feature film" Stampede at Bitter Creek.