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Tumbleweed (1953)

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Jim Harvey is hired to guard a small wagon train as it makes its way west. The train is attacked by Indians and Harvey, hoping to persuade Aguila, the chief, to call off the attack due to ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Jim Harvey
Lori Nelson ...
Laura Saunders
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Sheriff Murchoree
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Nick Buckley
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Lam Blanden
K.T. Stevens ...
Louella Buckley
Madge Meredith ...
Sarah Blanden
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Marv
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Ted
Ross Elliott ...
Seth Blanden
Ralph Moody ...
Aguila
Eugene Iglesias ...
Tigre
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Trapper Ross
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Weber
King Donovan ...
Wrangler
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Jim Harvey is hired to guard a small wagon train as it makes its way west. The train is attacked by Indians and Harvey, hoping to persuade Aguila, the chief, to call off the attack due to Harvey's having saved his son's life, leaves the train to negotiate. He is captured and the rest of the train is wiped out except for two sisters. Escaping and showing up in town later, Harvey is nearly hanged as a deserter, but gets away. Eventually caught by the sheriff and his posse, they are attacked by Indians. This time the Indians are defeated and Aguila, captured and dying, reveals the identity of the white man who engineered the initial attack on the wagon train, just as the perpetrator rides up behind them. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Three Were Renegades  »

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One of the classic westerns
13 August 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

A truly fun old western and Audie Murphy was fantastic as always. One of the great fight scenes on film come at the end between Audie Murphy and Russell Johnson (The Professor from Gilligan's Island)

Recommended viewing for western and Audie Murphy fans.


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