Run for Cover is a 1955 Western film that centers on the antics of Matt Dow (James Cagney) and Davey Bishop (John Derek). One day the two men are shooting at a hawk as a train passes by. Believing Matt and Davey are train robbers, a bag of money is thrown out of the train. The two men take the money to a nearby town to decide what to do with it. At first the townspeople believe that Matt and Davey are train robbers and the two are shot at. Davey is wounded and is taken to a farm owned by the Swanson family to recover. Matt explains how they really acquired the money and the town accepts the two men, even making Matt the sheriff. But things go terribly wrong when a man tries to rob the town's bank. A shootout occurs, and the damage caused to the town may be irreparable.