From the star and director of The Big Trail. In this pre-Civil War saga - a Confederate renegade William Cantrell (Walter Pidgeon) clashes with the new Kansas City marshal, Bob Seton (John Wayne). Their mutual ill towards each other peaks when Cantrell steals Seton's girl, Marie McCloud (Claire Trevor), manipulating her into marriage to get even with Seton. Marie starts to question her decision when Seton exposes Cantrell and his guerrillas as war profiteers who've been raiding both Union and Confederate lines. The star-studded cast includes Roy Rogers as Marie's younger brother and George "Gabby" Hayes as Seton's best friend. Beautifully directed by legendary director Raoul Walsh (Pursued). Academy Awards nominee for Best Art Direction (John Victor Mackay) and Best Original Score (Victor Young).