Cowboy Dan Somers (John Wayne) and oilman Jim “Hunk” Gardner (Albert Dekker) compete for oil lease rights on Indian land in Oklahoma, as well as for the favors of schoolteacher Cathy Allen ( Martha Scott). An all-around well done movie, with equal parts comedy, romance, and old time western action. One of “The Duke’s” best.
This Western movie is about a town in need of water raising up enough money to buy a dam only to have it get stolen before the dam’s completion. To get enough money to finish the dam, Allison suggests all the people sell their portion of stock in the dam, which seems fishy to Roy.