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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
Britt Wood ...
Barney
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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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Alexis Smith was suspended by Warner Brothers when she refused the role of Janie Martin. See more »

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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
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Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
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Surprisingly good western
10 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Excellent western! Gordon MacRae plays the son of the sheriff ( Jack Holt) who gets imprisoned for a murder which he didn't commit. While in jail, his friend ( Rory Calhoun) gives him a gun so that he can escape--which he does. He enlists the help of Julie London as he tries to clear his name & find the real killer. Holt was a big star in the 20's- he starred in a lot of westerns & was always able to find work thru the 50's. MacRae & Calhoun were especially good--it's easy to see how they both became big stars. MacRae of course, went on to star in several musicals. Calhoun stuck mainly to westerns & he was great in them. London didn't have a lot to do, but she did it well.


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