John Wayne spends as much time fighting the battle of the sexes as brawling with the bad guys in this Western mystery. Hardheaded cowboy Rocklin (Wayne) arrives in town to discover that the rancher who sent for him has been murdered. In the wranglings to determine the rightful owner of the property and catch the killer, the chauvinistic Rocklin butts heads with the female kinfolk of the dead man, as well a comely but fiery neighbor (Ella Raines).
Edwin L. Marin (February 21, 1899 – May 2, 1951) was an American film director who directed 58 films between 1932 and 1951, working with Anna May Wong, John Wayne, Peter Lorre, George Raft, Bela Lugosi, Judy Garland, Eddie Cantor, and Hoagy Carmichael, among many others.
Marin was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, and died in Los Angeles, California. He was married to actress Ann Morriss. —Wikipedia