Farmer and family man Johnny Cobb moonlights as a two dollar a month Sheriff with a homemade badge in the quiet little town of Firecreek. When a gang of freebooters passes through, their leader Larkin, who is suffering from a minor wound, agrees to spend the night. The gang members prove to be vicious, sadistic sociopaths who take advantage of the frightened townspeople, humiliating them for their own perverse amusement. Although Larkin disapproves of their behavior, his leadership role is tenuous, and he is reluctant to test it by exercising control over his men. The mild-mannered Cobb faces a series of challenges from the gang's antisocial behavior. Things come to a head when Meli, an Indian woman with a mixed race child, incurs an attempted sexual attack by one of gang. Arthur, a simpleton stable boy, comes to her aid and accidentally kills the attacker. Cobb locks up Arthur to keep him safe, but when the Sheriff leaves town to visit his wife, who is struggling in labor, there is ...
Two legendary stars headed for a showdown.
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Did You Know?
Gary Lockwood played Frank Poole in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). See more
When leaving the church service that was held in the general store, as Johnny Cobb bids farewell to the preacher, the boom mike is visible in the store's door window. See more
A town that collects losers, will exist for their lifetime, no more.
Losers. Yes, Johnny. Take Arthur, for a simpleton that he is, six years ago he drifted in here not even knowing what his last name was. But, he still had the mental capacity to recognize a town that he wouldn't have to compete in.
Rock of Ages
Music by Thomas Hastings
and lyrics by Augustus Montague Toplady See more