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Bitter Creek (1954)

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In a film incorrectly reported as Bill Elliott's last starring western, "Bitter Creek" (released in March of 1954 carrying 16843 as the PCA number) falls a tab bit short of that as it was ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Bill Elliott ...
Clay Tyndall (as Wild Bill Elliott)
Carleton Young ...
Quentin Allen
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Gail Bonner
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Henchman Vance Morgan
Jim Hayward ...
Dr. Prentiss
John Harmon ...
Stagecoach Driver A.Z. Platte
Veda Ann Borg ...
Whitey
Danny Mummert ...
Jerry Bonner (as Dan Mummert)
John Pickard ...
Henchman Oak Mason
Forrest Taylor ...
Harley Pruett
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Sheriff
Mike Ragan ...
Henchman Joe Venango
Zon Murray ...
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John Larch ...
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Joe Devlin ...
Bartender Pat
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In a film incorrectly reported as Bill Elliott's last starring western, "Bitter Creek" (released in March of 1954 carrying 16843 as the PCA number) falls a tab bit short of that as it was followed by "The Forty-Niners", (released two months later on May 9, 1954 with 16874 as the PCA number), but the correctly-reported absence of production values is duly noted. As Clay Tindall (Bill Elliott as Wild Bill Elliott), comes to a town in a search for the killer of his brother and quickly becomes unpopular with the townspeople who are unwillingly but submissive subjects to the whims of local cattleman Quentin Allen (Carleton Young) and his motley gang of hired hands and henchies. At the end, Elliott is given a typical line from his Columbia and Republic days that indicates that killing for revenge isn't admirable or the right thing to do, although he has just finished a rather thorough job of doing just that. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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MARKED FOR MURDER (original print ad - all caps)

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21 February 1954 (USA)  »

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Der Rächer von Montana  »

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The parlor in Quentin Allen's house at the Lazy Q is the same set that was used for the Time Traveler's parlor in The Time Machine (1960). See more »

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Wild Bill Elliott's last screen appearance in a western
9 June 2000 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

This was to be Elliott's last western picture. Gone are the slick production values Elliott enjoyed while at Republic, and this entry from Allied Artists is an obvious low budget formula western. Elliott plays the part of the revenge seeking gunslinger to the hilt, but is hampered by pedestrian direction, a soft script, and cheap sets. But somehow the presence of Elliott, as the tight-lipped non-compromising anti-hero shines through, and we are left with a very watchable picture.


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