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Sierra (1950)

Hiding in the mountains from the law, father and son break wild horses until a lost female lawyer joins them to help clear their name but some would rather see them dead.

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Riley Martin
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Ring Hassard
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Lonesome
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Jeff Hassard
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Big Matt Rango
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Brent Coulter (as Anthony Curtis)
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Sam Coulter
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Duke Lafferty
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Dr. Hank Robbins
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Aunt Susan
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Sheriff Knudsen
Gregg Martell ...
Tom Hogan
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Mrs. Jonas
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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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(Western Electric Recording)

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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 »

Soundtracks

END OF THE ROAD
Music by Arnold Schwarzwald (as Arnold Hughes)
Lyrics by Frederick Herbert
Performed by Burl Ives
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2 out of 5 action rating
19 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Skip it – While this ranks among Audie Murphy's best westerns, it's far from spectacular. The plot, however, is unique. It is the story of an innocent young man who was raised in the mountains by his outlaw father. When his father gets injured, he is forced to go for help, and in doing so enters society for the first time. The naïve young man gets in to trouble, and it doesn't help matters any when the townspeople find out his true identity. While the plot is original enough, nothing else really stands out about this film. It co-stars a very young Tony Curtis and a very old Burl Ives, who starts getting annoying after he sings his fourth song. There is not very much action, and there are twice as many songs as gunfights. 2 action rating


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