The Violent Men (1954)

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John Parish decides to sell his ranch and is offered a small price by a ruthless landowner, Lew Wilkison. Parish is forced to accept this price when he shoots one of Wilkison's brother's men. The brother, Cole, is also having an affair with Wilkison's wife, Martha. Wilkison's plans to take over the whole valley are destroyed when the small-holders unite against him, including Parish. After a fire a Parish's house, Wilkison finds out about his wife's affair. Parish kills Cole, Martha is killed by a Mexican woman, who loved Cole and Parish accepts Wilkison's offer to manage his ranch.

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