Art Croft and Gil Carter are two drifters who ride into a town in Bridger's Wells, Nevada in 1885. They enter Darby's Saloon where the atmosphere is subdued due to recent incidents of cattle-rustling. Being unfamiliar faces, Art and Gil are suspected to be rustlers. When it's announced that a rancher named Larry Kinkaid has been murdered, the townspeople immediately form a posse to pursue the killers, who they believe are cattle rustlers. Art and Gil join the posse to avoid raising further suspicion. When the group find three men with Kinkaid's cattle, they become strongly divided over whether to not to lynch the culprits.
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Part of the reason Henry Fonda was committed to the film was because he himself had witnessed a lynching at age 14. Read More