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The Duel at Silver Creek (1952)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  1 August 1952 (USA)
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Marshal Tyrone and the Silver Kid form an uneasy alliance against a gang of claim jumpers.

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Opal Lacy
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Marshal Lightning Tyrone
Susan Cabot ...
Jane 'Dusty' Fargo
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Rod Lacy
Eugene Iglesias ...
Johnny Sombrero
Walter Sande ...
Pete Fargo
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Tinhorn Burgess
George Eldredge ...
Jim Ryan - Bartender
James Anderson ...
Rat Face Blake (as Kyle James)
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A gang of claim jumpers is infesting the territory, gaining ownership of undermanned mining operations through extortion...and leaving no live witnesses. But one victim, quick-drawing gambler Luke Cromwell, escapes. Meanwhille, Marshal Lightnin' Tyrone is also after the gang; recovering from one raid, he meets femme fatale Opal Lacy, who may not be healthy for him to know. When Luke, now calling himself the Silver Kid, joins forces with Marshal Tyrone, the gang had better watch out ...unless something drives a wedge between the new allies. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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When we first meet Marshal Lightning Tyrone and his father, the tracks of the camera dolly are clearly visible as they walk through the town's main street. See more »

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Marshal Lightning Tyrone: [to Blake] If you're in Silver City after sundown, Rat-Face, I'll throw you in jail.
[He throws him through store window]
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All Those Homicides, All That Claim Jumping, And Nobody Can Figure It Out?
27 April 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Duel at Silver Creek refers to the place where the final confrontation between the good guys led by Stephen McNally and Audie Murphy and the bad guys headed by Gerald Mohr.

Mohr heads a nasty group of bad guys who go around shooting hard working prospectors after they've signed over their claims. One of them is the father of gunfighter Audie Murphy.

Marshal Stephen McNally is also on their trail, but he's slowed up by a gunshot wound that's left his trigger finger a might unsteady. He turns to Murphy as an ally of convenience.

There's a lot of action in The Duel at Silver Creek even more than the usual Audie Murphy western. Unfortunately it's to cover up some really serious problems with the story.

I don't know about how you would feel, but even to the kid crowd for which this western was clearly intended, when someone shows up with title to those claims it's going to be rather obvious who was behind all the homicides. My guess is that Don Siegel's film got butchered in the editing. In fact you know there's a piece out of it because McNally just all of a sudden shows up in an army hospital being treated for a gunshot wound you never see take place.

Susan Cabot plays the good girl with first a yen for McNally and then for Murphy. Faith Domergue is the bad girl, bad as they come in westerns. She's in cahoots with the bad guys and shamelessly flirts with McNally and young gun Eugene Iglesias while all the time she acts as Mohr's moll in a more modern gangster film style. Domergue has the best role in the film, too bad the film itself is so weak.

Look for Lee Marvin in a small role as one of the outlaw gang, if you're looking at all at The Duel at Silver Creek. Definitely for die-hard Audie Murphy fans.


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