Dodge City Sheriff Bat Masterson is out to prove that a group of cattlemen have framed Merrick for murder because he negotiated a treaty granting the Kiowas a reserve in the grass country that the cattlemen wanted for their own grazing land. Knowing that the tribes will wage war again if Merrick is executed, Masterson begins a search for Clay Bennett who testified he saw the murder. Joining him in the hunt is Marshal Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, both for different purposes. Although Masterson and Holliday have a long standing feud, the latter is persuaded by Merrick's daughter Amy to help.
You know the names - Jesse James, Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, Pretty Boy Floyd, Bonnie & Clyde, John Dillinger, The Wild Bunch - but do you know their stories? From the end of the Civil War to the mid-1930s notorious lawmen and lawbreakers rose from obscurity to legend with the twitch of a trigger finger. They were the heroes and villains whose myths shaped our heritage, but the truth has rarely been explored.
Caballé is regal, and her final scene is a miracle of soft sweet inwardness.
The Naples years, 1815 to 1822, are at the very centre of Rossini's creative life. It is here that genius—''I had facility and lots of instinct''—was put to school. And firmly so: the serious masterpieces of the Naples years take as their subjects the Bible and Shakespeare, Scott and Racine, Tasso and English historical romance.– Richard Osborne, Gramophone [12/1992]