This routine oater has Montgomery as a U.S. marshal in charge of four criminals: Gordon, a child murderer, Emhardt, a corrupt railway executive convicted on graft charges, Gonzalez-Gonzalez, a goat thief who looks forward to learning a trade in prison, and De Carlo, a dance-hall girl who
shot her two-timing lover. Their prison wagon journeys across the Texas badlands. Riding shotgun for Montgomery is Hunter, a hotheaded, naive young deputy. During the four-day trek, De Carlo attempts to seduce Hunter into letting her go, and nearly succeeds, until Montgomery throws the gullible
kid in with the crooks, so he has no chance of being swayed from his duty. The small ban...