In 1867, a gang led by James “Stretch” Dawson (Gregory Peck) robs a bank and flees into the desert. Out of water, the outlaws come upon a ghost town called Yellow Sky and its only residents, a hostile young woman named Mike (Anne Baxter) and her Grandpa (James Barton). The story is a Western adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
A classic old western film starring John Wayne, Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson as a defunct threesome; one wounded, another drunk, and the last one a young gunslinger. They are ask by a local sheriff to help keep a bad guy’s brother in jail. This is a western film for people who don’t even like westerns.