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City of Bad Men (1953)

Approved | | Western | 2 November 1953 (UK)
After six years spent in Mexico a penniless Brett Stanton and his gang return to Carson City intending to make a quick dishonest buck.

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Linda Culligan
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Brett Stanton
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John Ringo
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Gar Stanton
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Cynthia London
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Deputy Phil Ryan
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Sheriff Bill Gifford
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Joe Mendoza
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Outlaw Brett Stanton and his gang, which includes his brother, Gar,ride into Carson City, Nevada, which is filled with people who have come there from all over to see the Heavyweight Championship prizefight between James J. "Gentleman Jim" Corbett and Bob Fitzsimmons. Broke and disgruntled, the gang asks Bret what he intends to do, and he tells them he is planning the biggest haul they have ever made. But gangs led by Johnny Ringo and Bob Thraikill are also in town with plans of their own, and no intention of abiding by Brett's plan. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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2 November 1953 (UK)  »

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Fight Town  »

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$740,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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First Townsman: Why, those men were trying to kill each other!
Second Townsman: Yep.
First Townsman: What's it all about? Do you know them?
Second Townsman: Yep. Barney, that's the fella that just went off, he don't like Flint. That's the one he was shooting at. And Flint, he ain't got no use for Barney.
First Townsman: Well, I figured they weren't exactly friends.
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A great cast and an original story give a lift to this action/western
13 May 2000 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

Robertson, Boone, Betz, the lovely Matthews and the always great Bridges bring fine performances to this western with a "hook." The hook here is Fitzsimmons/Corbett boxing match held in Carson City, and our heroes are going to attempt to run off with the gate. The fight takes backseat to the romance and intrigue leading up to the big day. Of course our hero does the right thing, but it is interesting to watch how he gets to the right side of the law.


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