Retired marshal Will Spence and his wife live in Coffeyville, Kansas. They hope to live a quiet life, in anonymity. Will has too many enemies from his old days as a lawman. Some of them are still looking for him to exact revenge for one thing or another. The ex-marshal anonymity is blown when the Dalton gang comes snooping in town. Through the barkeep the Daltons find out that Will Spence lives in town. They plan a double whammy event: a bank robbery and the murder of the ex-marshal. The head of the gang hires two killers to find and kill Spence. With him out of the way, the bank robbing part would be easy, since the town sheriff is an old man. However, Spence still has the gun-fighting skills of his youth and manages to kill the two hit-men. Guessing the gang's intentions, Spence tries to organize the townsfolk into a viable defense force but the leading citizens of the town council are skeptical about a possible attack, since the Daltons grew up in the region. Believing Spence ...
Director: Vincent McEveety
Stars: Richard Widmark, Barbara Rush, Robert Conrad