Glenn Ford is top-billed in Man From Colorado, though he’s anything but a hero. Ford plays a seriously disturbed Civil War vet who kills because he enjoys killing. William Holden, Ford’s army buddy, tries to stem Ford’s homicidal tendencies. When Ford is appointed the “hanging” judge of a Colorado town, Holden signs on as his deputy. The final break between the two onetime friends comes when Holden casts his lot with a group of disgruntled miners whom Ford has disenfranchised. A fistfight in a burning building brings the no-nonsense Man From Colorado to a brutal conclusion.