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George W. George (written by) and
George F. Slavin (written by)
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Release Date:
2 November 1953 (UK) See more »
After six years spent in Mexico a penniless Brett Stanton and his gang return to Carson City intending to make a quick dishonest buck. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jeanne Crain ... Linda Culligan

Dale Robertson ... Brett Stanton

Richard Boone ... John Ringo

Lloyd Bridges ... Gar Stanton
Carole Mathews ... Cynthia London

Carl Betz ... Deputy Phil Ryan
Whitfield Connor ... Jim London
Hugh Sanders ... Sheriff Bill Gifford
Rodolfo Acosta ... Joe Mendoza
Pascual García Peña ... Pig
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Adler ... Barney (uncredited)

James Best ... Deputy Gig (uncredited)
Larry J. Blake ... Ticket Seller (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Townsman (uncredited)
Harris Brown ... Bank President (uncredited)
Harry Brown ... Bank Cashier (uncredited)
Ralph Bucko ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Steve Carruthers ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Kit Carson ... Deputy (uncredited)
Harry Carter ... Jack (uncredited)

Tristram Coffin ... Easterner Wanting Hotel Room (uncredited)
Leo Curley ... Harry Wade (uncredited)
Richard H. Cutting ... Mr. Davis (uncredited)
John Daheim ... James J. Corbett (uncredited)
Alan Dexter ... Flint (uncredited)
King Donovan ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)

John Doucette ... Cinch (uncredited)
Jane Easton ... Saloon Singer (uncredited)
Douglas Evans ... William Brady (uncredited)

Frank Ferguson ... Easterner at Training Camp (uncredited)
Barbra Fuller ... Mrs. Adler (uncredited)
Kay Garrett ... Mr. Logan (uncredited)
Joe Gilbert ... Dice Table Dealer (uncredited)
Leo Gordon ... Russell (uncredited)
Don Haggerty ... Bob Thrailkill (uncredited)
Chick Hannan ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Harry Harvey ... Saloon Waiter (uncredited)
Percy Helton ... Old-Timer at Training Camp (uncredited)
Harry Hines ... Stewpot (uncredited)
Earle Hodgins ... Cooch Dance Barker (uncredited)
Anthony Jochim ... Blister (uncredited)

I. Stanford Jolley ... Gunslinger at Ringside (uncredited)
Jack Kenny ... Townsman (uncredited)
Perk Lazelle ... Poker Player (uncredited)
Jimmy Lennon Sr. ... Fight Announcer (uncredited)
Mathew McCue ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Tom McDonough ... Deputy Tex (uncredited)
George Melford ... Old-Timer Outside Saloon (uncredited)
Kansas Moehring ... Townsman (uncredited)
King Mojave ... Barker (uncredited)
Gordon Nelson ... Doctor (uncredited)
Gil Perkins ... Bob Fitzsimmons (uncredited)
Jack Perry ... Cornerman (uncredited)
Joe Ploski ... Townsman (uncredited)
Maudie Prickett ... Indignant Townswoman (uncredited)
Ed Randolph ... Chuck-a-Luck Dealer (uncredited)
Richard Reeves ... Gunslinger at Ringside (uncredited)
Robert Robinson ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Townsman (uncredited)

George Selk ... Old-Timer (uncredited)
Jerry Sheldon ... Poker Player (uncredited)
Charles Smith ... Henry (uncredited)
Charles Soldani ... Indian (uncredited)
Charles Tannen ... Cashier (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Townsman (uncredited)
Blackie Whiteford ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)

Directed by
Harmon Jones 
Writing credits
George W. George (written by) and
George F. Slavin (written by)

Produced by
Leonard Goldstein .... producer
Original Music by
Cyril J. Mockridge (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Charles G. Clarke (director of photography)
Film Editing by
George A. Gittens 
Costume Design by
Dorothy Jeakins 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stanley Hough .... assistant director
Sound Department
W.D. Flick .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
Visual Effects by
Ray Kellogg .... special photographic effects
Chet Brandenburg .... stunt double: Don Haggerty (uncredited)
John Daheim .... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunt double (uncredited)
Jack N. Young .... stunts (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... wardrobe director
Music Department
Lionel Newman .... musical director
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Hugo Friedhofer .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Earle Hagen .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Bernard Mayers .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Alfred Newman .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Lionel Newman .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
David Raksin .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Chet Brandenburg .... stand-in: Don Haggerty (uncredited)
Jerry Bryan .... dialogue director (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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81 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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Debut of Leo Gordon.See more »
Russell:Our luck has got to change sometime.
Brett Stanton:You're like a bunch of dumb cattle. You're stampeded at the sight of trouble, bawl at the first shift of wind. Our luck ain't going to change until you start acting like men.
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10 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A great cast and an original story give a lift to this action/western, 13 May 2000
Author: bux from Tecumseh ok

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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