Lucas McCain and Marshal Micah Torrance are escorting a prisoner by the name of Stanley. After they're well into the desert, Stanley spooks their horses and they find themselves continuing the journey on foot and without water. Stanley tells them he knows where water is to be found but has no intention of sharing that with them. The men are soon dehydrated and one of may not be able to continue.
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You know, I've seen men walk in this desert sun till they thought every sand hill was a cool pool of water. It's funny, Mr. McCain. It not only looks like water, it tastes like water. I seen a man once... he started poking that dirt down his throat and he didn't even know it was dirt! They start strangling him! It's gonna happen to you, Mr. McCain. And I'm gonna be around to lend a helping hand. Old Stanley's gonna be right here helping poke that nice water dirt down your throat!
Chuck Connors breaks the 4th wall in the opening credits after he shoots his rifle and then stares into the camera. See more