Santee is a 1973 Western drama, directed by Gary Nelson, about a bounty hunter who cherishes the memory of his son who was killed by outlaws years before. The hunter, Santee (Glenn Ford), is featured as a rough-looking cowboy whose values have been shaped by the murder. One day, he ends up killing a crook and adopting the man's homeless teenage son (Michael Burns). The boy is angry at Santee for killing his father but eventually comes to respect him as the two go on adventures together. Eventually, Santee is happy enough with his new prodigy that he retires to return to his former profession, horse breeding. That time ends quickly, however, after the town sheriff is shot and Santee's son unexpectedly puts the blame on his adopted father. Now, Santee decides to ride out one more time to prove to the town that his adopted son was wrong, and he is an innocent man.