Matt Wade escapes from prison and tries to persuade his brother Bill, a reformed gunslinger, to participate in a hold-up. Billy refuses but Matt frames him and he is forced to ride off with the gang. Billy fights with his brother and accidentally kills him, while Matt's teen-aged son, Ted, who thinks his father had been paroled from prison, sees the shooting. Returning to town to explain the true situation, Billy is almost lynched by the townsmen mob who think he was part of the robbery. He escapes and goes back to the gang, pretending to join them but actually looking for evidence to clear himself and turn gang leader, Ike Garvey, over to Marshal Sam Jennings. Only his fiancée Arlene knows of his plan.
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In the chase at the end of the movie, after the attack on the station, when Billy Wade is fleeing the relay station with the Wells Fargo wagon and Ike Garvey and his gang are chasing him, twice at the very beginning of the chase scene Billy Wade turns around with drawn gun and fires at his supposed pursuers, with the camera in front of him looking back down the trail behind him, but the camera clearly shows that there is nobody at all behind him that he can even see (much less shoot at). The view shows the entire trail behind him both times, all the way to a bend in the road, with no other horsemen on it. Meanwhile, the film intersperses the clips of Bill Wade frantically driving the wagon and shooting behind him with clips of the gang chasing him and shooting at him supposedly right in front of them. See more
[Matt Wade is on the run after killing a guard and escaping from prison
Billy, can't you do somethin' to help him?
There's nothin' we can do to help him. He's goin' to sleep with his boots on and his horse saddled for the rest of his life.