|Actors:||Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain, Claire Trevor, William Campbell, Richard Boone, Jay C. Flippen|
Hollywood icon Kirk Douglas (The Last Sunset) stars as roving cowboy Dempsey Rae, who arrives at the extensive spread of hard-as-nails ranch owner Reed Bowman (Jeanne Crain), fresh from riding the rails. Along with greenhorn sidekick Jeff Jimson (William Campbell), he signs on at Bowman’s, attracted as much by his tart-tongued boss as by the job. At her behest, the cowboys begin work on a fence, but the truth dawns on Rae that they’ve been hired to fence off land that smaller ranchers need to graze their herds. Rae decides to stop digging postholes and join the other side, but Bowman’s new foreman – who enjoys wrapping defiant enemies in barbed wire – aims to give Douglas all the trouble he can handle!