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Ring Hassard
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Lonesome
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Jeff Hassard
Richard Rober ...
Big Matt Rango
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Brent Coulter (as Anthony Curtis)
Houseley Stevenson ...
Sam Coulter
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Duke Lafferty
Griff Barnett ...
Dr. Hank Robbins
Elisabeth Risdon ...
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Sheriff Knudsen
Gregg Martell ...
Tom Hogan
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Mrs. Jonas
Erskine Sanford ...
Judge Prentiss
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Jed Coulter
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Ring Hassard and father Jeff, wild horse breakers, live in a hidden mountain eyrie because Jeff is wanted for a murder he didn't commit. But things change when they take in a lost young lady, Riley Martin, who finds that Ring has "never seen a woman close up." Jeff is injured, Ring runs afoul of horse thieves and the law, and Riley (who turns out to be a lawyer) labors to clear the Hassards; but others would prefer them dead. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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1 June 1950 (USA)  »

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Bandidos en la sierra  »

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Final film of Sara Allgood. See more »

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The herd of 500 horses is barely even 100 horses. See more »

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Remake of Forbidden Valley (1938) See more »

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THE WHALE SONG
Written and Performed by Burl Ives
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light, colorful, entertaining, naive and worth seeing.
19 February 2006 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Even though Sierra was not written by Zane Grey, it has all the elements of a typical Grey story, like hidden places and horse stampedes. Most Audie Murphy films were made to measure for him but not this one and the fact is that he comes out quite well. The main character is Wanda Hendrix, who was married to Murphy for a certain time. She is Riley, a girl who gets lost in the mountains when trying to look for Lonesome (Burl Ives). Instead she finds hundreds of horses and Murphy. Murphy has been hiding with his father Jeff (Dean Jagger) who is a fugitive. Jeff gets hurt trying to tame a horse and when he thinks he might die, he tells his son to always remember that he is innocent. Hendrix overhears it and will do everything she can to help them. Burl Ives as the singing Lonesome adds a lot to the film with his music and personality, completely different from the serious and bitter men he used to play in many films. Sierra is a light, colorful, entertaining, sometimes naive western worth seeing.


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