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The Savage Horde (1950)

Approved | | Western | 22 May 1950 (USA)
John "Ringo" Baker shoots an Army Captain in New Mexico in self defense and his brother, Lieutenant Mike Baker is charged with bringing him in. Ringo is on his way to Utah to see Livvy ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Baker, aka Ringo (as William Elliott)
Livvy Weston (as Adrian Booth)
Wade Proctor
Louise Cole
Glenn Larrabee (as Noah Beery)
Lt. Mike Baker
Dancer (Proctor's Hired Gunman)
Col. Price
Judge Thomas Cole
Buck Yallop
Stuart Hamblen ...
Sgt. Gowdy
Sam Jeffries
Henchman Polk


John "Ringo" Baker shoots an Army Captain in New Mexico in self defense and his brother, Lieutenant Mike Baker is charged with bringing him in. Ringo is on his way to Utah to see Livvy Weston and has an encounter with the U.S. Cavalry patrol led by his brother, and wounds Mike in making his escape. He arrives in the town of Gunlock and befriends Glenn Larrabee, owner of a small ranch whose property, and that of the other ranchers, is coveted by Wade Proctor. Ringo becomes Glenn's partner and organizes the small ranchers to fight against Proctor, who sends a fast-draw, hired gunman, Dancer, gunning for Ringo, who also has his brother and the Army closing in on him. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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22 May 1950 (USA)  »

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Terror über Colorado  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Ten Thousand Cattle
Sung by Stuart Hamblen
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Ringo saves the day
25 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Johnny Ringo appears in many westerns and there are many stories about him. No one knows which are true or false. Here he appears with a brother, who is an Army Lieutenant.

Ringo shot and supposedly murdered another lieutenant and the Army is after him. He holes up in a town where his old flame has a restaurant without his gun.

There is a range war going on and he gets drawn into the side of the good guys. He has to pick up his gun again to save the day. Off he rides into the sunset with his brother to face charges vowing to his girlfriend he will return.

Of course he will.

Bill Elliott does a good job. He has been in over 200 films by the time he made this, so he had a bit of experience. Another veteran (Noah Beery Jr.) was also here as Ringo's partner.

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