One Foot in Hell is a 1960 western directed by James B. Clark and written by Aaron Spelling. Mitch Barrett (Alan Ladd) and his wife move to Springs, Arizona. Soon after their arrival, the wife becomes sick due to complications during childbirth. Mitch is unable to afford medicine to save his dying wife. When no one in his small town helps pay the small amount to save his wife, Mitch decides to teach the community a lesson. After several years of patient waiting, Mitch politics his way into a job as deputy-sheriff. A position that allows him to hatch his plans for retribution upon all those complicit in his wife's death. Mitch then organizes an elaborate bank heist, with the goal of bankrupting the town. Soon it becomes clear that Mitch might be taking his goal of collective punishment too far. Does the injustice done to him really justify his plans?