Josh needs a ride to Bannach fast in order to stop an unjust hanging. His prisoner, John Gillette, is alive and the man who was supposedly murdered. Josh needs to get him to Bannach to prove he is alive. Gillette is wounded so he can't ride on horseback. He needs to be there by noon on Friday three days away. The only mode of transportation available is a stagecoach carrying a load of dynamite with a surly driver, Luke Perry, who doesn't take well to Josh. He reluctantly agrees to allow Josh and his prisoner to travel with them after Josh explains the situation. Besides Perry driving the stagecoach slowly to be safe, there are a number of obstacles on the way to slow them down...a river to pass, a washed out bridge and a prisoner who doesn't want to cooperate.
Did You Know?
Dynamite is an absorbent material (usually diatomaceous earth) soaked in nitroglycerine. It can only be set off with a blasting cap. Dropping it, banging it, or going over a bump in the road will not (contrary to the driver's belief) make it explode. For that to happen, the dynamite has to have laid around for some time so that the nitroglycerine leaks (there being at least one infamous example of this in Western history). In short, the writer created a situation that would not have occurred in real life. See more
[Points the Mare's Leg at Gillette, who's sitting by the stacked crates of TNT
Don't make me kill ya, mister.
You got any idea what would happen if you pull that trigger? A bullet hit these boxes they'd have to bury us all in gunny sacks.