- Subtitles: English
- Rated: PG
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 19, 2005
- Originally Released: 1957
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
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Description by OLDIES.com:
The turbulent atmosphere of post-Civil War Texas is the setting for this sprawling, panoramic Western drama. Charlton Heston plays Colt Saunders, a Civil War vet returning home to his Texas homestead after years spent on the battlefield. But once he arrives at his Bar S Ranch, he faces conflicts of a different kind. One is with his brand new bride, Lorna (Anne Baxter), who is desperate to keep her wild, honky-tonk days in St. Louis saloons buried in the past. And a larger threat is a gang of ruthless carpetbaggers and their corrupt provisional government intent on nabbing Colt's impressive, valuable spread and keeping the land for themselves. Gilbert Roland, Tom Tryon, Forrest Tucker, Bruce Bennett, Elaine Stritch and a young Robert Blake co-star in a suspense-building story brought to the screen by director Rudolph Mate (D.O.A, When Worlds Collide).
A soldier returning home from the Civil War with his bride is forced to fight carpetbggers and deal with his new wife's shady past.
Charlton Heston, Anne Baxter and Gilbert Roland portray the title characters in this unusual western set during Reconstruction.
A battalion of Confederate soldiers live in Texas under Union rule. Their forces maimed by insulting northerners and abusive carpetbaggers, these men-in-gray still follow the guidance of a fiercely proud captain. Aside from military obligations, this officer plans to wed a strong-willed lady named Lorna.
She, however, withholds a damaging secret about where she used to work during the Civil War.
- Filmed in VistaVision. Color by Technicolor.