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Man in the Saddle (1951)

Approved | | Romance, 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
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Juke Vird
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Lee Repp
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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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Romance | 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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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Opening credits: The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious, and any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional. 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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No tension to drive the plot
12 April 2004 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

This formulaic film (hero's girlfriend marries the villain) just didn't move along fast enough given some of the circumstances of the story. Scott seems too old in this one, and too many times his character turns away from decisive action, deflating the scenes. He responds to the deaths of some of his hands weakly; he escapes from Knox's gang by hiding in a full rain barrel; his escape to the high country and pursuit by John Russell seem superfluous, as does much of the film. The plot could have been tightened.

High points of the film: seeing "Tennessee" Ernie Ford without a mustache singing "Man in the Saddle"; Alfonso Bedoya's too brief scenes as a cook; the color photography of the high country, and the fight scene there with John Russell.


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