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The Desperados

Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

In the closing days of the American Civil War, fanatical parson Josiah Galt and his three sons Adam, Jacob, and David are leaders of a gang of southern marauders. Josiah, driven by his lust for revenge for the death of his wife, attacks the Kansas town of St Thomas. Repulsed by what he has witnessed, David leaves his Confederate war-veteran father Josiah behind and settles in Texas. David changes his name, living in relative solitude until his father's gang invades Texas six years later. Father and son battle it out in the inevitable showdown in this family feud. Show less

Contributors

David Galt:
Vince Edwards
Parson Josiah Galt:
Jack Palance
Jacob Galt:
George Maharis
Sheriff Klipatrick:
Neville Brand
Laura Galt:
Sylvia Syms
Sheriff Lacey:
John Paul
Director:
Henry Levin

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