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Stage to Thunder Rock(1964)

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Sheriff Horne, in his last job before retirement, tracks down the Sawyer brothers, who have robbed the town bank of $50,000. Horne kills one of the brothers and captures the other, Reese, who taunts him with threats that his father, Ross Sawyer, who adopted and reared Horne, will soon be coming after him. Horne takes Reese to the nearby stagecoach depot to await the next stage to town. There Henry Parker, the dispirited owner of the station, along with his nagging wife, Myra, and daughter Julie, are celebrating the return of eldest daughter Leah, a former sweetheart of Horne's whom they believe to be a schoolteacher but who is in fact a woman with a shady reputation. The Parkers, in danger of losing their land, hope that Leah can provide them with the needed funds. Meanwhile, Judge Bates and Mayor Dollar, aware of Horne's personal involvement with the Sawyers, have hired Sam Swope, a friend of Horne, to hunt the brothers. Swope, desperately in need of money for his blind daughter, goes out to intercept Ross, who has a price on his head, but he is killed. Reese manages to bribe Mrs. Parker into helping him escape, but her family refuses to assist him, and his escape attempt fails. Ross arrives at the station, and in the showdown Horne kills him. The Parkers determine to keep their land, and Horne rides to town with Reese and the stolen money, knowing that Leah will be awaiting his return.