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A former Confederate officer hunting for an outlaw who wronged him finds him in Dallas, but now as a wealthy, respectable citizen.

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Blayde Hollister
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Tonia Robles
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Bryant Marlow
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Will Marlow
Barbara Payton ...
Flo
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U.S. Marshal Martin Weatherby
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Don Felipe Robles
Jerome Cowan ...
Matt Coulter
Reed Hadley ...
Gil Donaldson ...
Luis Robles
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After Confederate officer Blayde Hollister's home and family are destroyed by the Marlowe brothers during the Civil War, he swears revenge, refusing to surrender and becoming a wanted man. In order to pursue the three brothers into Texas, Hollister fakes his own death in a staged gunfight with his friend Wild Bill Hickock. He then befriends Martin Weatherby, the newly appointed U.S. Marshal to Dallas, an affable, but not very experienced lawman, who agrees to let Hollister assume his identity. The eldest of the Marlow brothers, Will, masquerades as a law-abiding real estate dealer while feigning righteous indignation over the brutal acts of lawlessness and violence visited on the honest citizens of Dallas by his sociopathic brothers, Cullen and Bryant. (Their parents were evidently fond of the renowned poet William Cullen Bryant). When Hollister becomes a rival for the affections of Weatherby's aristocratic fiancee Tonia Robles, Martin wonders whether he should let Blayde know that ... Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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THE FURY OF VIOLENCE AND VENGEANCE ECHOES ACROSS THE TEXAS PLAINS! (original print media ad - all caps) See more »

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30 December 1950 (USA)  »

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Dallas, ville frontière  »

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When Blayde Hollister mounts his horse to ride to the Robles compound near the end of the film, the sound of a horse galloping can be heard several seconds before he begins to move. There are no other horses moving in the street and the sound doesn't change once Blayde begins to ride. See more »

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U.S. Marshal Martin Weatherby: [after seeing the Marlow's office in town] Well, let's apprehend them!
Blayde Hollister: Never launch an attack, Yankee, until yuh know the tactical situation.
U.S. Marshal Martin Weatherby: You learned that at Vicksburg, Rebel?
Blayde Hollister: Foreigner, I'll make it simple so you can understand.
[Looking toward the saloon]
Blayde Hollister: The best place to reconnoiter is where the barleycorn flows!
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Watchable, enjoyable, but not a great Western
24 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This stylized and well financed Western looks good but is light and flimsy for the genre. It can not hold a candle to other Gary Cooper vehicles like High Noon, however it is worth a view if you catch it like I did on a lazy afternoon on the Encore Western channel.

The film's setup seems contrived and the dialogue is uneven and sometimes even clumsy but it does include enough star power such as Raymond Massey, Ruth Roman, and Leif Erickson (who lend their considerable talents) to make it worthwhile.

Cooper is always a force to be seen and this is no less so in this forgettable Western but even his presence can not totally save this movie.

Watch if there is nothing else compelling on, but don't expect great Western fare like High Noon, Gunfight at the OK Corral or The Lawman. This just isn't it.

I understand why some might rate this rather mediocre film highly as it is difficult to downgrade any film in this (nowadays) under appreciated genre. But there are such amazing Western films out there that great ratings should only be reserved for the true crème de la crème so that those just dipping their toe into this wonderful pool of cinema are not mislead or unduly disappointed and consequently disenchanted with the whole Western genre.


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