After he is abandoned in the desert without water, Cable Hogue wanders for days until he finds a supply of water in a muddy ditch. Determining that the spot is the only spring in the area, Cable decides to start a business offering water to passing stagecoaches. Aided by his new friend, Joshua, and a prostitute named Hildy, Cable builds a successful business. However, when motorcars start to pass, Cable realizes his trade is down to its last days.
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Trailer for: 'The Ballad of Cable Hogue'