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Dallas (1950)

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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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Tonia Robles
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Bryant Marlow
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U.S. Marshal Martin Weatherby
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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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When all of Texas was a powder keg...they lit the fuse! See more »

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30 December 1950 (USA)  »

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Dallas, ville frontière  »

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When Bryant Marlow and his gang are chasing Blayde Hollister (Gary Cooper), they shoot at him and shot appear to hit the hillside next to him. But one of the shot impacts sends up a smoke ring from the charge planted in the hill, showing that the shot impacts are only special effects charges. See more »

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U.S. Marshal Martin Weatherby: Now these are orders, Mr. Hickok. Your patriotic duty demands that...
Wild Bill Hickok: Sonny, there are duty scars all over my hide. From now on, folks are going to buy tickets just to look at 'em on a stage in a theater.
U.S. Marshal Martin Weatherby: You mean you're going to be an actor?
Wild Bill Hickok: Why not? You're what marshaling has petered down to.
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Apart from Cooper's acting, it's a pretty ordinary little Western
18 October 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The only reason I watched this film was because of Gary Cooper. While maybe not the nicest person in the world in real life, he was a wonderful actor and I'd watch even one of his weaker films just to see him act. And, as usual, he was very good (though a bit old to win the girl at the end of the film).

The problem, then, is that despite all of Cooper's talent, the film is just a very ordinary and run-of-the-mill cowboy film. I could EASILY have imagined almost any other actor being able to do Cooper's role and the film would STILL have been mediocre. It's because so many elements of the plot just seem too familiar and too clichéd.

About the only thing that stood out was the interesting character played by Leif Erickson---who oddly received such low billing in the film even though he was one of the main characters! The idea of an Eastern "dude" coming West to impress his girl was kind of funny and he did provide a few cute moments and an interesting sidekick, of sorts, for Cooper.

Aside from that, the film is imminently skipable. It's a film that only Cooper addicts or B-quality Western addicts should watch--there are frankly too many better films out there worth your time.


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