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The Raiders (1952)

 -  Western  -  November 1952 (USA)
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A rancher who has staked a claim during the California gold rush goes after the gang of murderous claim-jumpers who have stolen his claim and murdered his wife.

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Jan Morrell
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Elena de Ortega
Barbara Britton ...
Elizabeth Ainsworth
Morris Ankrum ...
Alcalde Thomas Ainsworth
Richard Martin ...
Felipe de Ortega
Gregg Palmer ...
Marty Smith (as Palmer Lee)
William Bishop ...
Marshal William Henderson
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Hank Purvis
John Kellogg ...
Jack Welch
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Sam Sterling
Virginia Mullen ...
Abby Cummings
Margaret Field ...
Mary Morrell
William Reynolds ...
Frank Morrell
Carlos Rivero ...
Ramon Castillo
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Mountain Jim Ferris
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A rancher who has staked a claim during the California gold rush goes after the gang of murderous claim-jumpers who have stolen his claim and murdered his wife.

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Riders of Vengeance  »

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A great 1950's cowboy
16 May 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I hadn't seen this movie before or the actors in it but found it easy to engage with. Richard Conte plays Jan Morrell a gold prospector in California before it became a state of the union. His cabin is attacked by bandits who steal his gold and kill his wife. hey leave him for dead but he is saved and goes on the hunt for the gang.

The costumes are typical 50's with lots of colour and all beautifully clean. The girls outfits are stunning - Jan Morrell gets a choice of two new women in his life - I guess the frontier life meant that you had to move on quickly !

OK, it is a bit creaky here and there but if you want a good afternoon cowboy - give it a chance.


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