Sam Longwood, a frontiersman who has seen better days, spies the gold-mine partner, Jack Colby, who ran off with all the gold from a mine they were prospecting fifteen years earlier. He tells his other partners from that time, Joe Knox and Billy, and they confront Colby demanding not only the thousand dollars he took but an addition fifty-nine thousand for their trouble. After being thwarted in this attempt, they, and a would-be whore named Thursday, hatch a plan to kidnap Colby's wife, Nancy Sue, who is coincidently Sam's old flame, but find that Nancy Sue is not the sweet girl that Sam remembers.
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Elliott Gould was at one stage announced for the lead. See more
The seven-shot six-shooter: Joe Knox and Billy (Oliver Reed and Strother Martin) are cavorting on a large log that has fallen across a creek. Sam Longwood (Lee Marvin) pulls out his revolver and shoots at them, clearly firing off seven shots from a six-shooter revolver. See more
[Sam rebuffs the romantic advances of Thursday
Where are you going, Sam?
I'm going into town to get my money from Jack Colby and then get shed of the bunch of ya! I've been shot five times, knifed twice, bit on the ass by a pig, stomped on by a horse and sat on by a mule. And once, in the winter of '91, a grizzly chewed my big toe off. And I've survived two avalanches, three blizzards, five Indian uprisings and seven Presidential elections, but I aint never been owned by no woman nor dog... and...