The Bishop gang, led by Dee Bishop, has just been captured by Val Verde sheriff Jimmy Johnson. The charges include armed robbery and murder. The sentence: death by hanging. Into town comes Mace Bishop under the guise of a hangman. In a few well-coordinated moments, Mace helps Dee and his gang escape. But then three problems arise. First, Dee and his gang take the Widow Stoner as a hostage. Second, Sheriff Johnson goes after them, since he fancies the Widow Stoner as the future Mrs. Johnson. Third, all parties end up in a hostile area of Mexico, filled with mercenaries and bandits. —DVDverdict.com
Andrew Victor McLaglen (born 28 July 1920) is a British-American film and television director and former actor.
Andrew McLaglen was born in London, the son of British actor Victor McLaglen and Enid Lamont. He was from a film family that included eight uncles and an aunt, and he grew up on movie sets with his parents as well as John Wayne and John Ford. After working as an assistant director on a few smaller films, Ford gave him the assistant director job on the film The Quiet Man (1952).
After a few more assistant or second director jobs, McLaglen directed his first film Gun The Man Down in 1956 – a western B-movie with James Arness, Angie Dickinson and Harry Carey, Jr..
He went on to work extensively in television directing, directing episodes of Perry Mason (7), Gunslinger (5), Rawhide (6), and then 99 episodes of Have Gun – Will Travel, The Lieutenant (4), The Virginian (2), and 96 episodes of Gunsmoke.
Returning to films – directing Shenandoah (1965… read more