Ameriški film, 1948 Režija: Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson Scenarij: Borden Chase, Charles Schnee Igrajo: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru Tom Dunston (John Wayne) je preteklih štirinajst let garal za to, da je ustvaril ranč z desettisočglavo živino in je končno pripravljen, da svoje delo odpelje na trg. Najbližji trg pa se nahaja več kot 1000 kilometrov stran, v Missouriju. Dunston zbere skupino delavcev in jih žene čez Ameriko, medtem pa noče poslušati nasvetov in se do njih vede tiransko. Matt Garth, ki je odraščal z Dunstonom, se mu upre. Delavci se odločijo za strani, kmalu pa Matt prevzame vodstvo. Dunston se odzove tako, da obljubi, da ga bo ubil.
Fourteen years after starting his cattle ranch in Texas, Tom Dunston is finally ready to drive his 10,000 head of cattle to market. Back then Dunston, his sidekick Nadine Groot and a teen-aged boy, Matt Garth -who was the only survivor of an Indian attack on a wagon train - started off with only two head of cattle. The nearest market however is in Missouri, a 1000 miles away. Dunston is a hard task master demanding a great deal from the men who have signed up for the drive. Matt is a grown man now and fought in the Civil War. He has his own mind as well and he soon runs up against the stubborn Dunston who won't listen to advice from anyone. Soon, the men on the drive are taking sides and Matt ends up in charge with Dunston vowing to kill him.