Superb western drama stars Joel McCrea as a gun-toting preacher and Civil War veteran who takes up residence in a trouble-torn town. But McCrea soon has his hands full with more than just spiritual guidance as he clashes with a young doctor over treatment of a typhoid epidemic and defends a black man from a lynch mob. With Ellen Drew, Dean Stockwell, Alan Hale, and a pre-"Gunsmoke" James Arness (in an uncredited role) and Amanda Blake. 89 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.