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The Sundowners (1950)

Approved | | Western | 2 February 1950 (USA)
Brother is pitted against brother in this tale of fueding ranchers in the old west.

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(as Alan LeMay), (story serialized by Collier's as "Thunder in the Dust") (as Alan LeMay)
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James Cloud ('Kid Wichita')
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Kathleen Boyce
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John Gall
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Earl Boyce
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Sheriff Elmer Gall
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Steve Fletcher
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Frank Cordell ...
Jim Strake
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Gill Bassen (The Whip)
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The Younger Brother - Jeff Cloud (as John Barrymore Jr.)
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Storyline

A story of a range-war in the Texas Panhandle in which the 'bad' brother villain fights for what is right...and commits murder in its name, and the 'good' brother hero sanctions wholesale cattle rusting and, reluctantly in the end, comes to the realization that maybe he isn't doing the right thing. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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He was a target for every man's bullet ... and every woman's kiss !

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Thunder in the Dust  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A frame on this film states: All of this picture was made near Amarillo and Canyon, Texas...on the ranches of Nelson Harrell, John Currie, Hugh Currie and Frank Miller...And in the Palo Duro Canyon with the help of the State of Texas and more Texas people than can be named on this screen. See more »

Quotes

Tom Cloud: I think you know who killed Juan.
Sheriff Elmer Gall: All right. It was you who horned into this valley when there wasn't room for you.
Tom Cloud: I made room - about fifteen mile!
Sheriff Elmer Gall: Yeah, and if you expect me to hold onto it for you, you can go rope a duck.
Tom Cloud: I don't expect anything from you. I came here to report a murder. And that's the last I'll hear of it.
Sheriff Elmer Gall: I'm not so sure. I'm getting pretty sick of the trouble you bring on.
Tom Cloud: Trouble? You don't know the meaning of the word.
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Written by Alberto Colombo
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Well acted story of brothers involved in a range war in the old west.
22 October 1998 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

Sterling and younger brother try to survive on land, being squeezed by big cattlemen. When 'rogue' brother Preston arrives, a moral dilemma ensues. John 'Drew' Barrymore steals the show as the younger, impressionable brother-Barrymore shows signs here that he could have been an acting powerhouse. Moves at a nice pace to an exciting climax.


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