When John J. Macreedy (Spencer Tracy), a one-armed war veteran, arrives in the small desert town of Black Rock, he's not greeted warmly. Searching for a man named Komoko, Macreedy is met with disdain by virtually every local, including the resident thug, Hector David (Lee Marvin), and the imposing Reno Smith (Robert Ryan). As Macreedy's investigation deepens, hostility turns to violence -- and to imminent danger for the mysterious and inquisitive stranger.
Director: John Sturges
Writer: Millard Kaufman
Producer: Herman Hoffman and Dore Schary
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Lee Marvin, Dean Jagger, Walter Brennan, John Ericson, Ernest Borgnine, Russell Collins and Walter Sande