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High Lonesome -- When a sudden spurt of murders occurs in the Big Bend country, suspicion immediately falls on a young drifter who just moved to the area.
High Lonesome -- A mysterious young man shows up at a ranch, becomes involved in a series of murders and then disappears, only to return and solve the crimes.  (1950; B&W)


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Release Date:
1 September 1950 (USA) See more »
THE UNKNOWN, THE UNSEEN...HAUNTED his footsteps...PERILED his life...DARED him to expose them! (original 3-sheet poster) See more »
When a sudden spurt of murders occurs in the Big Bend country, suspicion immediately falls on a young drifter who just moved to the area. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Drew Barrymore ... Cooncat (as John Barrymore Jr.)

Chill Wills ... Boatwhistle, Ranch Cook
John Archer ... Pat Farrell
Lois Butler ... Meagan Davis
Kristine Miller ... Abby Davis
Basil Ruysdael ... 'Horse' Davis, Ranch Owner

Jack Elam ... Smiling Man
Dave Kashner ... Roper
Frank Cordell ... Frank
Clem Fuller ... Dixie
Hugh Aiken ... Art Simms
Howard Joslin ... Jim Shell

Directed by
Alan Le May 
Writing credits
Alan Le May (written by)

Produced by
George Templeton .... producer
Original Music by
Rudy Schrager  (as Rudolph Schrager)
Cinematography by
W. Howard Greene 
Film Editing by
Jack Ogilvie 
Art Direction by
John B. Goodman  (as John Goodman)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Paisley .... assistant director
Harry Templeton .... assistant director
Sound Department
Harold Lewis .... sound
Walter Oberst .... sound
Frank Cordell .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Clem Fuller .... stunts (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Byron Munson .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Mitchell Kovaleski .... color consultant: Technicolor
Music Department
Gerard Carbonara .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Hugh Aiken .... stager: dances
Crew believed to be complete

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81 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Are you lonesome tonight?, 8 February 2012
Author: greenheart from United Kingdom

There were so many westerns made, that it has to have a unique angle or something memorable, to sick its head above the parapet. Did I enjoy this movie? Without a doubt. The characters were strong and likable and I really found myself rooting for the young lad. Location? Excellent. The great expanse of the country was well portrayed and the shacks, houses and barns were all spot on. Acting? Good overall. All utterly believable and gave a strong sense of family unit. Storyline? Well this is maybe where the movie didn't quite do itself justice. The story was okay, but has, with variations, been told hundreds of times and it didn't bring much new to the table. But at 80 minutes, it wasn't too long and I found myself glad to have watched and enjoyed it.

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