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Return of the Frontiersman (1950)

Passed | | Western | 24 June 1950 (USA)
A sheriff's son is falsely accused of murder, and a friend determines to clear his name and find the real killer.

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Janie Martin
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Larrabee
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Sheriff Sam Barrett
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Ryan
Edwin Rand ...
Kearney
Raymond Bond ...
Dr. J.A. Martin
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Evans
Matt McHugh ...
Harvey - Deputy
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Barney
Dan White ...
Nicol
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Sheriff Sam Barrett (Jack Holt) has to jail his son, Logan Barrett (Gordon MacRae), after Logan is accused of killing a brawler who provoked a fight. Logan escapes jail with the aid of his friend, Larrabee (Rory Calhoun), who, unknown to Logan, is the real killer. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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son | sheriff | escape | brawling | 1880s | See All (17) »

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One gun to fight with ... one girl to fight for ...

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El Jinete Solitario  »

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1.37 : 1
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Richard Bare replaced Ray Enright as director shortly before filming began. See more »

Goofs

Soon after shooting from the rock which the hero used as cover (which incidentally moved when he leaned on it) a bad guy bullet ricocheted off it It appears to have left a hole. Subsequent views of the rock reveals that the ricochet scar (hole) has disappeared. See more »

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Underneath a Western Sky
(uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
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Decent performance from singing stars MacRae and London
23 September 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Until recently I had no idea that this movie existed having grown up watching Gordon MacRae in musicals, so I was pleasantly surprised when I found that he turned in a fairly convincing acting job as the tough young son of the local sheriff played by veteran Jack Holt, who gets framed for a crime he didn't commit. Rory Calhoun plays his friend, another early performance from the western star of countless cowboy pictures of the fifties. Singer Julie London is the beautiful love interest to brighten up MacRae's troubled time in the movie. Julie London doesn't sing in this but there is a small scene where Gordon MacRae strums and sings a short piece but it doesn't encroach on the drama or look out of place, so credit to Warner Bros for not spoiling the action. Rory Calhoun pretty much played the same part throughout the hundred or more film and TV westerns that he made but we'll never know how good an actor Gordon MacRae could have been as he abandoned movies (or they abandoned him) to concentrate on his his greater gift of singing.


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