1976. Los Angeles. The underbelly. Nights here are long, hot and raw--filled with hustlers, ho's and hitmen. One man carries the burden of justice. One man has the guts to stand up for what is right. His name is Dutch McQuade . . . and he fights crime.
In the scene in the movie where Barbara Stanwyck, playing the new bride, was supposed to be carried across the threshold by her husband, she and director Robert Leonard cooked up a practical joke and draped her body with heavy chains under the mink coat she wore for the scene thus making it impossible for Van Heflin to pick her up.