This film is completely mistitled; Brando, the sheriff of a small Texas town whose financial overlord is banker Marshall, does very little chasing after escaped con Redford. Wasted are Fonda, stepdaughter of gin-joint owner Cabot, and Duvall, the meek, cuckolded vice-president of
Marshall's bank. His wife, the slatternly, hip-swinging Rule, is having affairs with every male in town. Brando appears sporadically in his squad car to quell threats to blacks from the local bully-boy whites, a stupid spinning of wheels for a great talent. Redford is hardly seen at all as he
makes his way back to see his woman, Fonda, and to square scores in the hometown that railroaded h...