A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians, and proves to be a match for their warriors in one-on-one combat on the early frontier.
A mining engineer teams up with a crusty deputy sheriff to solve the mystery killings at an old mine where the owner's family waits for him to die, and where a valuable radium strike may have been made. Written by
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As 'Fighting Westerner' this film was first telecast Friday 23 October 1953 on WXYZ (Channel 7) (Detroit), in New York City 5 February 1954 on WCBS (Channel 2), and in Los Angeles Sunday 13 June 1954 on KNBH (Channel 4). In San Francisco it first hit the airwaves Thursday 15 September 1955 on KPIX (Channel 5). See more »
I don't want the state of Nevada to kill me. I can attend to that myself.
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My primary interest in seeing this movie was to catch an early appearance by 'Sheridan, Ann' (qv) where she actually appears in a few scenes and not just in a bit part. She does a nice job with this early effort but is hampered by some fairly clunky dialog. I'd dare any actress to make this dialog come alive, never mind one who is just starting out.
Aside from Miss Sheridan, Randolph Scott is good as the lead but he is also a victim of a story, and script, that doesn't have much to offer. But at a running time of only an hour and combined with an early glimpse of a future star, there are worse ways you could spend an hour.
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