Mattie Appleyard has spent the last 40 years behind bars and is finally out. A model prisoner and a hard worker, Appleyard saved up over $25,000 while in prison and entrusted the money to prison guard “Doc” Council. Appleyard, along with his two ex-con friends, plans to become a respectable citizen by using the money to open a general store — but it soon becomes clear that Doc and an unscrupulous banker have no intention of letting him go straight.
Director: Andrew V. McLaglen. AKA Dynamite Man from Glory Jail
Writers: Davis Grubb (novel), James Lee Barrett (screenplay).
Stars: James Stewart, George Kennedy, Anne Baxter, Strother Martin, Kurt Russell, William Windom, Mike Kellin, Katherine Cannon, Morgan Paull, Robert Donner, David Huddleston, Dort Clark, James Lee Barrett, Kitty Jefferson Doepken, Dwight McConnell.