Tom Early rides into a Wyoming town where he once lived with his wife and son. In the general store, owner Wainscott is annoyed when he believes clerk Jo is flirtatious with Early.
At his old ranch, Early finds his wife's grave and his 17-year-old son, Tom Jr., embittered by his father's having abandoned them.
Jo takes a job as housekeeper at Early's ranch. She resists the advances of Tom Jr., whose resentment of his father grows. When they attend church, Wainscott turns the preacher's congregation against them, insinuating Jo is living there in sin.
Townspeople need help, though, when gunmen working for the villainous cattleman Grimsell ambush one of their own. A posse is formed, but by the time Early gets there, the preacher is dying and Tom Jr. is wounded.
Tom uses TNT to start a rockslide, stampeding Grimsell's cattle and killing some of his men. In a showdown, Early fights with Gunn, one of Grimsell's men, and just in the nick of time, Tom Jr. comes to his rescue. They return home to a relieved Jo.Stewart Granger as Tom Early
Rhonda Fleming as Jo
Chill Wills as Preacher
Steve Rowland as Tom Early, Jr.
James Gregory as Grimsell
Jacques Aubuchon as Sam Wainscott
Arch Johnson as Gunn
William Fawcett as Martin
Carl Pitti as Joel
Lane Bradford as Ugly
Rayford Barnes as Blondie
Ed Mundy as Ancient
The film was based on an original story by Cyril Hume. Robert Horton was originally announced as star. Then Stewart Granger was assigned to star.
The film was made towards the end of Granger's contract with MGM and he felt they assigned him to this low-budget film to punish him for not renewing with the studio.
He appeared opposite Steve Rowland, the son of the director.
Burl Ives was to play the villain but had to withdraw and was replaced by Chill Wills.
According to MGM records, the film earned $1,125,000 in the US and Canada and $1,425,000 overseas, making a loss of $265,000.
In France, it recorded admissions of 889,516.Dell Four Color #846 (October 1957)