Douglas produced, directed, and starred in this story of a US marshal whose political ambitions prove to be his downfall. Douglas, who hopes his efforts will boost his political campaign, heads a posse on the trail of bankrobber Dern. But Dern proves too much for Douglas, as he takes the
marshal hostage, then demands that the posse pay him $40,000. To get the money they must loot a nearby town, thus making themselves outlaws. Dern allows the men to split the money, making Douglas' followers his new gang. The cast is superb, especially Dern. James Stacy had suffered the loss of an
arm and a leg prior to the film's production, so Douglas had a special part written fo...