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Ride the Man Down (1952)

Approved | | Western | 25 November 1952 (USA)
Disputes over a dead man's property escalate into a bloody range war.

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Bide Marriner
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Will Ballard
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Celia Evarts
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Sam Danfelser
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Lottie Priest
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Ike Adams
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Sheriff Joe Kneen
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Red Courteen
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Lowell Priest
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John Evarts
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Ray Cavanaugh
Al Caudebec ...
Mel Young
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Jim Young
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Russ Schultz
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Harve Garrison
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Disputes over a dead man's property escalate into a bloody range war.

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range war | trucolor | See All (2) »

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Luke Short's Saturday Evening Post Fighting Story!

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Western

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25 November 1952 (USA)  »

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Der Tiger von Utah  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Screenwriter Mary C. McCall Jr. said of this film, "From the outset this was as happy a spell of work as occurs but rarely in a screenwriter's life. [Director Joseph Kane] is an admirer of Luke Short's work. I loved the novel. In transferring the story to the visual medium we didn't have any problems." See more »

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Referenced in An American in Rome (1954) See more »

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Outstanding cast in action-packed story
13 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The sole IMDb review of "Ride the Man Down" (1952) says it all. This is a very good western based on a rich story about a type of range conflict. After the death of a big rancher who defended his spread, his heirs are in a weaker position to parry the inroads of surrounding ranchers. The foreman Rod Cameron takes the lead in pushing back to keep the spread intact for Ella Raines.

Fans of action westerns will like this Joseph Kane directed story a lot. Every member of the cast stands out in portraying an array of different kinds of characters. Movie fans will recognize an amazing list of actors, including Rod Cameron, Ella Raines, Jim Davis, Brian Donlevy, J. Carroll Naish, Paul Fix, Barbara Britton, Taylor Holmes, Chill Wills, Douglas Kennedy and Forrest Tucker.


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