Cast: James Caan, Laurel Goodwin, Harve Presnell, Wayne Rogers
During the Sioux Wars, General Frederick McCabe's 3rd U. S. Cavalry Regiment recruits and trains men for the upcoming campaign against the Sioux. Captain Demas Harrod is in charge of the D troop. He's also in love with pretty Lou Woodard who lives in Mule City and is engaged to Sol Rogers, chief of scouts under General McCabe. She claims to be attracted to both men, which brings the two rivals into conflicts that often end up in fist-fights. At the fort, the training of men intensifies. After the graduation, the troopers get a well-deserved leave which they spend in nearby Mule City drinking heavily and causing disturbances. These disturbances prompt the town Marshal and his deputies to try to arrest the rowdy soldiers. A general fist-fight ensues, bringing Captain Harrod and chief of scouts Rogers together on the same side of the match. General McCabe participates in a commanders' briefing to devise a plan of attack against the Sioux. McCabe is ordered to advance his regiment to a rendezvous point and wait for General Hoffman's regiment. He's told to refrain from attacking the Sioux without Hoffman's support. But General McCabe, ambitious and dreaming of glory, secretly decides to rush his troops to arrive at their predetermined destination a day early. He intends to attack the Sioux without General Hoffman's assistance and therefore claim all the glory for himself. Unknown to him, the Sioux forces are much larger than previously estimated. General McCabe and his troops are in mortal danger.
Cast: Tom Skerritt, Peter Facinelli, Gattlin Griffith
BRITT MacMASTERS, a U.S. Marshal who rarely brings them back alive, returns home from the trail to discover his 12-year-old son, CHAD, has been kidnapped by outlaws - JED BLAKE and his gang. Enlisting the help of Indian guide, CHASKA, along with CLAY TUCKER, a prejudiced deputy who doesn't trust the guide, Britt sets out into dangerous Sioux territory. As Jed lures the Marshal into his deadly ambush, he finds the captive boy a formidable and slippery opponent, with several escape attempts that return vicious beatings for Chad, and an unexpected tree branch thrust into Jed's eye. Furious with revenge, and with the threat of the merciless Sioux warriors around the bend, Jed's bloody injuries leave him a man crumbling on the brink of insanity. As the search party moves deeper into the Red Desert, Tucker's racist views towards Britt's Indian friend is deeply challenged when Chaska saves him from a close call with a Sioux warrior's knife. With both sides succumbing to brutal attacks and scalped heads, Britt races against time to confront the crazed outlaw and save his dying son. Meanwhile, spiraling further into madness, and fearing the Marshal may have fallen prey to the warriors, Jed turns his pistol to his young captive for a game of "Catch the Bullet." Before Chad can answer, an unseen Britt responds: "I'll play with ya." Trembling with crazed delight, Jed is face to face with his enemy.
Cast: Jack Elam, Audie Murphy, Denver Pyle, Russell Johnson
Railroad surveyer Clay O'Mara goes after rustlers who murdered his father and brother. Along the way, he first arrests then teams up with outlaw Whitey Kincade, who helps Clay, only to see how long the tenderfoot lasts. Outwitting several attempts on his life engineered by the crooked lawyer who set up his family, O'Mara and a wounded Kincade face the gang. Kincade wanted to protect O'Mara and redeem himself, and goes down shooting.
Cast: Barbara Rush, Rock Hudson, Russell Johnson, Rex Reason
Three years after the end of the Apache wars, peacemaking chief Cochise dies. His elder son Taza shares his ideas, but brother Naiche yearns for war...and for Taza's betrothed, Oona. Naiche loses no time in starting trouble which, thanks to a bigoted cavalry officer, ends with the proud Chiricahua Apaches on a reservation, where they are soon joined by the captured renegade Geronimo, who is all it takes to light the firecracker's fuse...
Sam and Ned Porter are little thugs, riding together and robbing banks. One night, Sam gets captured by mysterious bounty hunters who offer to keep him alive only if he turns his brother in. Redemption will come at a high price.
While Cjamango is away from his ranch six bandits attack and kill all the members of his family. Disrupted by this tragedy he sets out to take his revenge. One by one he kills the bandits and learns along the way that a relative of his wife are involved in this crime.
Cast: Robert Ryan, James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Ralph Meeker
Howard Kemp is a bounty hunter who's been after killer Ben Vandergroat for a long time. Along the way, Kemp is forced to take on a couple of partners, an old prospector named Jesse Tate and a dishonorably discharged Union soldier, Roy Anderson. When they learn that Vandergroat has a $5000 reward on his head, greed starts to take the better of them. Vandergroat takes every advantage of the situation sowing doubt between the two men at every opportunity finally convincing one of them to help him escape.
Four iconic cowboys whose music, art and way of life sustain vital connection to the folk culture that defines the American frontier. As modern life continues to encroach on the wide open spaces, their stories take on a new relevance. Their songs and deeds speak to a powerful connection to the land, the animals and a way of life that is unique to the United States and revered around the world.
Cast: Arlene Dahl, Telly Savalas, Phil Brown, George Maharis
Ruthless Vince Carden dominates the Arizona-territory town of Forge River and buys the scalps of murdered Indians. He has driven his brother Paul from his home, and this leads to the total disillusionment of his wife Martha. Haunted by the mysterious death of a girl he had loved, Paul ends his wandering and joins a wagon train heading for Forge River; with the train is Kate Mayfield, who is returning home after years of school in the East. Paul and Kate are the sole survivors when Apaches attack the train, in reprisal for a slaughter staged by Vince's men. Vince uses the Indian attack on the train as an excuse to lead the raid on a defenseless Apache village, which sparks a massive assault on Forge River.
Cast: Michael Paré, Karin Brauns, Lauren Compton, Robert Bronzi
A notorious gunslinger is slipped a slow-acting poison by an heiress and told he has three days to track down and rescue her sister, who has been kidnapped by a gang of hoodlums and holds the antidote.
Cast: Eric Roberts, Martin Kove, Tim Russ, Luciana Carro
When Lane McCrae confronts the outlaw that murdered his family, the battle leaves him fatally wounded. He is visited by the Devil, who offers him a deal that would save the lives of both he and his brother, but instead makes him a bounty hunter for Hell replacing his predecessor. When Zathera, the embodiment of death, walks the earth, it's up to Lane, Hawk and their team, to stop her before she wipes out humanity. They are not the only ones hunting Zathera though - there are others who want to reach Zathera first, for plans of their own!