The whole west watched... and held its breath! Western Icon Joel McCrea (Fort Massacre) stars as the legendary gunslinger "Bat" Masterson in this handsomely mounted production that should delight the eye of any western fan. Fleeing to Dodge City after killing a man in self-defense, Masterson finds his brother Ed (Harry Lauter) running for sheriff of the town. When Ed is killed by hired guns of the corrupt incumbent, Bat is determined to settle the score with violence, but he is convinced by the townspeople that the best way to avenge his brother's death is by taking Ed's place on the ballot. Bat agrees and wins the election, but his new role on the right side of the law will lead him to unexpected confrontations as he finds himself torn between his loyalties to his friends and his duties as sheriff. Stylishly directed by Joseph M. Newman (This Island Earth) with a stellar cast that includes Julie Adams (Creature From the Black Lagoon), John McIntire (Two Rode Together), Nancy Gates (Comanche Station), Richard Anderson (TV's The Six Million Dollar Man) and Timothy Carey (The Killing).