a highly-praised film about the American Old West. A newly-married townmarshal discovers no-one will help him when a man he had once sent to prison returns with three gunmen to kill him. His bride, a Quaker, who does not believe in violence, decides to leave him when he says he will stay and fight, but when she hears shooting she goes back to help her husband and kills one of the men.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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