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Return of the Frontiersman (1950)

Passed  |   |  Western  |  24 June 1950 (USA)
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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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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 <>

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




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Release Date:

24 June 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El Jinete Solitario  »

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(RCA Sound System)



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


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 »


Underneath a Western Sky
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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