Most television viewers know Dallas as an episode show. Dallas is also a title of a 1950 Technicolor film starring Gary Cooper and Ruth Roman. Warner Brother's studio distributed this U.S. film. Dallas, written by John Twist, is a fictional western story set in Texas after the Civil War. A gang of carpetbaggers, including brothers Will Cullen and Bryant Marlow, travel through Georgia and Mexico to destroy homes and murder people. Carpetbaggers traveled the southern United states to pillage and steal during the Reconstruction Era.
Reb Hollister, the main character played by Gary Cooper, goes undercover as a Federal Marshall to avenge the death of his Georgia family. Hollister, a former Confederate officer, is running from the law. Inexperienced Federal Marshall Martin Weatherby, sees the pretend shooting of Hollister by Wild Bill Hickock. Hollister, now considered dead, can go to Dallas, pretend to be Weatherby, and go after the bad brothers.
Reed Hadley plays Wild Bill Hickok, the friend of Reb Hollister. Hickock was a real life marshall and poker player in the nineteenth century. He had several gunfights and eventually died when he was shot playing poker.
Hollister goes to the Robles Ranch, home of Tania, Weatherby's girlfriend. He encounters Will Cullen and Bryant Marlow. Bryant wants the money set aside for a town hall so he kills Walter, the owner. Marlow hides out in a cave and his mistress, Flo, lures Hollister to the hideout. Later, Hollister catches up with Marlow and hangs him by his feet from a tree. Cullen and his men try to catch Hollister, still a wanted man.
The finale of the movie has a shootout at the Robles Ranch. Felipe Robles originally called the marshal's office for help with Cullen and Marlow. Reb kills Will Cullen and Bryant Marlow. Reb falls in love with Tania, Weatherby's girlfriend, and proposes marriage. Weatherby pardons Hollister and makes plans to build a railroad to Dallas.