1958 theatrical poster
|Directed by||Phil Karlson|
Davy Hackett and his hot-tempered, arrogant older brother Ed are about to assist their rancher father Lee on a cattle drive to Wyoming. The brothers meet Cecily "Clee" Chouard, a beautiful half-French, half-Sioux woman, and when Ed makes unwanted advances toward her, Davy intervenes.
Clee's brother Paul is invited to join the cattle drive. Ed, obsessed with capturing a white mare, resents Paul's interference and pushes him off a cliff to his death. It is witnessed by two Indians, but when the case comes to court, Ed is released because Lee has bribed a man named Sieverts to lie that the death was an accident.
Sieverts is given 10 horses in exchange, but when he selects the white mare, Ed shoots him. Jailed once again, Ed shoots a deputy and escapes. Lee hunts down his own son and kills him, then leads Davy and Clee back to the ranch.
- Van Heflin as Lee Hackett
- Tab Hunter as Ed Hackett
- Kathryn Grant as Clee Chouard
- James Darren as Davy Hackett
- Mickey Shaughnessy as Deputy Sheriff Will Motely
- Ray Teal as Sieverts
- Production Dates: 10 Dec-23 Dec 1957
- The film's working title was The Slicks.
- According to studio publicity materials, some scenes in the film were shot in and around Tucson, AZ.
- Filmed in Technicolor and CinemaScope.
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