Lumberman Jim Hadley (Alan Ladd) thinks he's found the stand that will let him fill his government contract, but the locals who depend upon the forest to shield their homes from mudslides think otherwise. While he tries to work his charm on one lady rancher (Jeanne Crain), hotheads on both sides stoke a violent confrontation. Thrilling take on the Louis L'Amour tale co-stars Gilbert Roland, Frankie Avalon, Alana Ladd. 91 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.