(1967) Dean Martin, Jean Simmons, George Peppard, John
McIntire, Slim Pickens, Don Galloway, Brad Weston, Richard
O’Brien, Carol Andreson, Steve Sandor, Warren Vanders,
Dean Martin plays Alex Flood, the sheriff of Jericho. After cleaning
up the lawless town, he becomes a problem himself by instituting
martial law and terrorizing the town’s good citizens.
Molly Lang (Simmons) hires two former lawmen (McIntire and Peppard)
to help run a stagecoach. The initial conflict occurs when Flood objects
to this set-up (as he was not consulted), and intones with conviction that
he must own “51% of everything.” In a nutshell, Flood is a control freak
and runs Jericho as a tyrant. He condones lynchings to futher instill
intimidation and is not prone to mercy nor forgiveness………………….