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A Texas cattle agent witnesses first hand, the brutal lawlessness of Dodge City and takes the job of sheriff to clean the town up.
Olivia de Havilland's drunken, boisterous brother causes a stampede early in the movie, and film fans may not recognize the handsome young actor (William Lundigan) who plays him, because his character is so different from the role Lundigan made famous on television in 1960. He starred as Col. Edward McCauley in the television series Men Into Space (1959).
What's wrong with my working here?
Wade Hatton: Well, it's undignified, it's unladylike. More than that, you oughta be home, doing needlework, things like that.
Abbie Irving: Sewing buttons on for some man I suppose?
Wade Hatton: Well, buttons come off. Someone's gotta sew 'em on.
Abbie Irving: A fine ...
In the early montage showing how violent and lawless Dodge City was, a buckboard loaded with children pulls into a crossfire. The same scene is used later in the movie when the children are on their way to an outing and the horses bolt leading to the death of young Harry Cole and Flynn becoming Sheriff.