There are more fisticuffs in this western than in the average heavyweight title match and audiences loved the action. MGM was attempting to give their "pretty-boy" actor Taylor a more macho image, and his battles here provide the film's best scenes, since there's little else to fill out
the time. Taylor is a Maryland plantation owner who has gone bankrupt and turned to the bottle for solace. Beery runs a stagecoach line for Rice and is aiding slave traders, albeit unknowingly. The two men clash often and hand each other merciless beatings. Taylor joins forces with the railroad
people, who want to force the stagecoach company out of business and take over their "rig...