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Set in the Kansas territory during the middle of the 19th century, this is a visually evocative but conventional western. The story deals with Darcy ([[Performer~P12238~Jeff Chandler~jeffchandler]]), a ruthless man, one of the raiders known as "Jayhawkers" who wants more than what life is willing to offer. Starting out as anti-slavery activists, the Jayhawkers' origins are barely mentioned in the story, as Darcy uses them to support his growing power. Opposing his unscrupulous bid for control of the region is Cam ([[Performer~P55090~Fess Parker~fessparker]], of [[Feature~V88816~Davy Crockett~davycrockett]] fame on American TV) an ex-convict. Cam knows that Darcy is responsible for the death of his wife while he was in prison and he plans to bring him down. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast

Jeff Chandler
as Luke Darcy
Fess Parker
as Cam Bleeker
Nicole Maurey
as Jeanne Dubois
Henry Silva
as Lordan
Herbert Rudley
as Gov. William Clayton
Frank de Kova
as Evans
Leo Gordon
as Jake
Don Megowan
as China

Crew

Melvin Frank
Director
Melvin Frank
Producer
Norman Panama
Producer
Joseph Petracca
Screenwriter
Melvin Frank
Screenwriter
Loyal Griggs
Cinematographer
Everett Douglas
Editor
Roland Anderson
Art Director
Edith Head
Costume Designer
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