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Man in the Saddle (1951)

Approved | | Western | 2 December 1951 (USA)
A private deadly feud ensues when ruthless wealthy rancher Will Isham attempts a takeover of small rancher Owen Merritt's land and marries Owen's old flame, Laure Bidwell.

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(as Andre De Toth)

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(screenplay), (based upon the novel by)
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Owen Merritt
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Laurie Bidwell Isham
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Nan Melotte
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Will Isham
Richard Rober ...
Fay Dutcher
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Hugh Clagg
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Cultus Charley
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Bourke Prine (as Guinn'Big Boy'Williams)
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Pay Lankershim
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George Vird
Richard Crane ...
Juke Vird
Frank Sully ...
Lee Repp
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Storyline

A small farmer and rancher is being harassed by his mighty and powerfull neighbour. When the neighbour even hires gunmen to intimidate him he has to defend himself and his property by means of violence. Written by Volker Boehm

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SIX-GUN SHOWDOWN IN THE SIERRAS (original print ad - all caps)

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Western

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2 December 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le cavalier de la mort  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Tennessee Ernie Ford was brought in for one brief scene to sing the title song. He was, at this time, a new and relatively unknown singer. This was his first film appearance. See more »

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Obvious stunt doubles used in the fight between Owen Merritt and Hugh Clagg. See more »

Soundtracks

Man in the Saddle
(uncredited)
Written by Harold Lewis and Ralph Murphy
Sung by Tennessee Ernie Ford
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colorful, violent fast paced Scott western
28 February 2008 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Randolph Scott's westerns improved over the years, on the average they were better in the fifties than in the forties, and they reached their peak with "Hangman's Knot", "A Lawless Street" and those made with Budd Boetticher. "Man in the Saddle" is quite enjoyable with a lot of violent scenes: numerous shootouts and quite a fistfight with John Russel. Scott has a small ranch and is facing the jealousy of Will Isham (Alexander Knox) who is marrying Laurie (Joan Leslie) who used to be Owen Merrit(Scott)'s woman. Isham also wants to own all the property that he can and Merrit is on his way. Nan Melotte (Ellen Drew) also owns a ranch and is in love with Merrit who only has eyes for Laurie. The romantic scenes, which should be important lack luster. Scott could do much better as he showed in "The Tall T". Also some comic scenes with Alfonso Bedoya are not really that funny. But those are minor faults, in this fast paced, colorful western directed by Andre de Toth.


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