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The Lone Hand (1953)

 -  Western  -  May 1953 (USA)
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A farmer, Zachary Hallock (Joel McCrea) & his son Joshua (Jimmy Hunt) try to establish new roots on their farm near a small western town victimized by outlaws. The merchants & ranchers form... See full summary »

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Zachary Hallock
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George Hadley
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Daniel Skaggs
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A farmer, Zachary Hallock (Joel McCrea) & his son Joshua (Jimmy Hunt) try to establish new roots on their farm near a small western town victimized by outlaws. The merchants & ranchers form a vigilante group to oppose the constant threat to their families. They also try to recruit Hallock, but he refuses & instead secretly joins the outlaw band terrorizing the community. His son & new bridge Sarah Skaggs (Barbara Hale) don't understand why he has seemly decided to become an outlaw & has turned his back on everything & everyone most dear to him. Written by Uncle Tuck

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Magnificently filmed in the splendor of the Colorado Rockies! See more »

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May 1953 (USA)  »

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Auf verlorenem Posten  »

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How could his father be an outlaw?
15 February 2004 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Joel McCrea made two westerns, this one and "Saddle Tramp" that had a lot in common: good stories, nice scenery, action, and the fact that they were appealing to both children and parents. In this one you go through the feelings of anguish of a young boy and his stepmother as they see McCrea becoming an outlaw. James Arness of "Gunsmoke" is one of the bad guys, Alex Nicol another. Jesse Hibbs, the second unit director would direct later on many of Audie Murphy's films.


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