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Cross Fire (1933)

Passed  -  Romance | Western  -  30 June 1933 (USA)
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Tom and five older respected business men run the Sierra mine. When Tom leaves for Europe to fight in WW1, everything is OK. When he returns after the war he finds his former assistant not ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Tom Keene ...
Tom 'Jack' Allen
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Pat 'Mike' Plummer
Edgar Kennedy ...
Ed Wimpy
Eddie Phillips ...
Bert King (as Edward Phillips)
Stanley Blystone ...
Henchman Kreuger
Lafe McKee ...
Daniel 'Pop' Plummer
Jules Cowles ...
Judge Whitney T. Wilson
Tom Brower ...
Charlie Rudorph (as Thomas Brower)
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Sheriff Jim Wells
Charles K. French ...
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Tom and five older respected business men run the Sierra mine. When Tom leaves for Europe to fight in WW1, everything is OK. When he returns after the war he finds his former assistant not only in control of the mine but the whole town. His former partners have fled becoming outlaws and are now robbing the mine shipments of money they believe is really theirs. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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30 June 1933 (USA)  »

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Surprising and surprisingly well done

When the opening credits rolled over some surprisingly jazzy music, I was ready for something different, and I got it.

The setting for this relatively modern Western is during and just after The Great War, World War I.

The jazzy music, supposedly stock music selected by Max Steiner (a superior composer himself), did fit, it turned out, but it was decidedly non-Western, although bouncy and enjoyable.

The cast members, mostly not too well known, were nonetheless excellent, even the most minor characters.

The script is very intelligent.

The only remotely reasonable complaint is that, for a Western, there is surprisingly little expected action: few fistfights, few gunshots. Even the runaway horse -- sometimes seen as mandatory for a Western -- is non-clichéd.

I recorded this because it came on TCM at an awkward time, and I've decided to save it to see again in the relatively near future. I not only enjoyed it, I was amazed and impressed by it.

A really high-quality movie, it is one I hope others will watch and enjoy as much as I did.


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