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Having inherited a huge cattle ranch from his late father, Will Keough (Fred MacMurray) wants nothing more than to tend to his work and live in peace, but this is made impossible by the tense situation in his own household. Will's two younger brothers, Bless (Jeffrey Hunter) and Hade (Dean Stockwell), are as different as night and day: Convinced that he was responsible for the death of his father, Bless refuses to use a gun, and is thus branded a coward; conversely, Hade is wild and reckless, literally an accident waiting to happen. Exacerbating the situation is the brothers' grim and merciless mother (Josephine Hutchinson), who has instilled most of Bless' guilt feelings, and Will's sweetheart Aud Niven (Janice Rule), who finds herself drawn to the sensitive Bless. Ultimately, there will have to be a showdown...but who among the Keogh siblings will survive? ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Fred MacMurray
as Will Keough
Jeffrey Hunter
as Bless Keough
Janice Rule
as Aud Niven
Chill Wills
as Loving
Dean Stockwell
as Hade Keough
Josephine Hutchinson
as Mrs. Keough
Iron Eyes Cody
as Chief
Jane Howard
as Marie
Marjorie Stapp
as Rose
John Larch
as Stringer
Paul Birch
as Andy Niven
Bob Steele
as Durkee
Frances Morris
as Mrs. Anderson


Abner Biberman
William Alland
George Robinson
Joseph E. Gershenson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Alfred Sweeney
Art Director
Alexander Golitzen
Art Director
William Holland
First Assistant Director