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Horizons West (1952)

 -  Western  -  11 October 1952 (USA)
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Two brothers end up on opposite sides of the law in post-Civil War Texas.

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Lorna Hardin (as Julia Adams)
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Neil Hammond
Judith Braun ...
Sally Eaton
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Ira Hammond
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Cord Hardin
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Dandy Taylor
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Martha Hammond
Tom Powers ...
Frank Tarleton
John Hubbard ...
Sam Hunter
Rodolfo Acosta ...
General José Escobar Lopez
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Ed Tompkins
Walter Reed ...
Layton
Raymond Greenleaf ...
Eli Dodson
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Home from the Civil War, young Neal Hammond is happy to return to Texas ranching, but brother Dan wants more. His attempt to enter business is thwarted when carpetbagger Cord Hardin beats and humiliates him in a poker game. So Dan forms a rustling gang and parlays his ill-gotten gains into a land empire. But among the growing opposition to his gang is the new Marshal of Austin...brother Neal. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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ranch | rancher | poker game | money | cattle | See more »

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LAWLESS RUTHLESS DEFIANCE! (original print ad - all caps)

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Western

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Robert Ryan was only two years younger than John McIntire, who plays his father. See more »

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Featured in Rock Hudson: Dark and Handsome Stranger (2010) See more »

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ALEXIS, DARLIN' OF TEXAS
Written by Inez James and Sidney Miller
Sung by Judith Braun
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Greedy in the Post-Civil War
26 December 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

After the American Civil War, the brothers Dan (Robert Ryan) and Neil Hammond (Rock Hudson) returns to their father's ranch H Circle in Austin, Texas with their friend Tiny (James Arness). The greedy Dan does not adapt to ranching again and has the intention of raising a fortune of his own. He borrows one thousand dollars from a friend and play cards with the wealthy Cord Hardin (Raymond Bur). However he loses five thousand dollars and Hardin humiliates Dan. He recruits dangerous deserters and other scum to form a gang, and together they steal the cattle of Cord and other ranchers. Dan raises a large amount and returns to Austin, telling that he made a fortune in New Orleans. When Cord kidnaps Neil to interrogate about the business of his brother, Cord's wife Lorna (Julia Adams) goes to the hotel and tells to Dan what is happening in the ranch. Dan goes to Cord's ranch and kills him in self- defense. He is judged innocent and sooner he marries Lorna. But his ambition is not satisfied and Dan uses the force to raise an empire. However, his father and Neil decide to bring Dan to the court with tragic consequences.

"Horizons West" is a western about greedy in the Post-Civil War dividing a family of ranchers. Robert Ryan is excellent, as usual, in the role of a man that loses his values in the war and returns cruel and ambitious. Julia Adams is very beautiful, wearing wonderful costumes. There are excellent lines in the dialogs and in the end this is an entertaining film. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Império do Pavor" ("Empire of Fear")


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