After the Civil War, Confederate soldier Blayde Hollister (Gary Cooper) travels to Dallas to avenge the savage murder of his family. Discovering his enemy is now an esteemed citizen, Hollister plots to expose the villain and his syndicate. But to do so, he must first switch identities with a helpful U.S. marshal. Meanwhile, the marshal’s fiancée (Ruth Roman) begins to fall for Hollister as the action unfolds in a tense cat-and-mouse game.
Stuart Heisler (December 5, 1896 – August 21, 1979) was an American film and television director. He worked as a motion picture editor from 1921 to 1936, then dedicated the rest of his career to that of a film director.
He directed the 1944 propaganda film The Negro Soldier, a documentary style recruitment piece targeting African-Americans. He received an Oscar nomination in 1949 for his contribution to the visual effects of the film Tulsa. —Wikipedia