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The Silver Whip (1953)

Passed  |   |  Western  |  February 1953 (USA)
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Frustrated with the lack of opportunities in his hometown, young Jess Harker plans to leave, but sympathetic stagecoach armed guard Race Crim persuades his boss to give Jess the stage driver job.

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Cast overview:
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Race Crim
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Sheriff Tom Davisson
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Jess Harker
Kathleen Crowley ...
Kathy Riley
James Millican ...
Luke Bowen
Lola Albright ...
Waco
J.M. Kerrigan ...
Riley
John Kellogg ...
Slater
Ian MacDonald ...
Hank
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Race Crim, a stagecoach guard, persuades the line's superintendent to allow young Jess Harker to drive the Silvr City stagecoach, which contains a gold shipment. Six outlaws attack the stage and Jess is wounded but Race kills three of the outlaws while the remaining three escape with several bags of gold. Race follows them while Jess takes the stage to Silver City. He joins the posse led by Sheriff Tom Davisson and they come upon the body of a fourth bandit killed by Race. A fifth is captured and the sheriff will not allow Race to hang the bandit. Refusing Jess's plea to accompany him, Race goes after the last bandit alone. Jess is fired from his stagecoach job but Davisson makes him a deputy and they too take the trail after the remaining outlaw, Slater. They meet Race and close in on the trapped bandit who Race shoots in the leg. The Sheriff keeps Race from finishing him off and takes him back to Silver City to stand trial. But the citizens, led by Race, demand a lynching. They ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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THE WHIP-MEN AND THE WOMEN...who rode the roaring rawhide trail that linked the booming silver hills to the blazing gun towns of the West! See more »

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February 1953 (USA)  »

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Latigo de plata  »

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A good script and superior cast make this an above average western
6 May 2000 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

Wagner, Calhoun, and Robertson-a fine cast in a smoothly directed action/drama from the novel by Jack Schaefer(also wrote "Shane" 1953). The supporting cast of familiar faces, including Albright, Millican, and MacDonald round out this superior effort. If there is a fault in this one, it is the toned-down ending. The chance to really pack a punch is thrown away for a happily ever after conclusion. Too bad. But it is still a great watch.


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