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The Bounty Hunter (1954)

Not Rated | | Western | 25 September 1954 (USA)
A bounty hunter, hired by Pinkerton, trails 3 unknown murderous train robbers to a town and finds a host of suspects.

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(as Andre de Toth)

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Jim Kipp
Dolores Dorn ...
Julie Spencer
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Alice Williams
Howard Petrie ...
Sheriff Brand
Harry Antrim ...
Dr. R.L. Spencer
Robert Keys ...
George Williams
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Bill Rachin
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Eli Danvers (as Dubb Taylor)
Tyler MacDuff ...
Vance Edwards
Archie Twitchell ...
Harrison
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Jud
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Ed
Mary Lou Holloway ...
Mrs. Harrison
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Storyline

A year after a violent train robbery the Pinkerton detective agency hires a bounty hunter to find the three remaining killers. He tracks them to Twin Forks but has no clue to their identity. Tensions surface as just his presence in town acts as a catalyst. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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When the law put up the money The Bounty Hunter put on his guns !

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Western

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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25 September 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ritter der Prärie  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(WarnerColor)

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1.75 : 1
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Opening credits: Forward During the early days when civilization was pushing its frontiers farther and farther West, there roamed a special breed of men...neither outlaws nor officers of the law, yet more feared than either. For reward money...they tracked down criminals, wanted Dead or Alive, and made themselves both judge and executioner in some lonely court of no appeal. They were called "Bounty Hunters". See more »

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Averagely entertaining
6 October 2013 | by (Derby, UK) – See all my reviews

Another nice colour Western starring enigmatic goodie Randolph Scott - in a fight I'd prefer him on my side over John Wayne any day. But not his rubbish stunt double.

Pinkerton's hire him as a bounty hunter to track down a band of baddies all the way to Twin Forks whereupon he unaccountably makes the townsfolk edgy and nervous with regard to his perceived propensity to shoot people solely for money. He tells them more than once that he has to stay "hyer" for a while to figure out just who the baddies are. However, they all seem like a shifty bunch even Scott's frilly love-interest with parasol and picket-fence; but it's fun trying to guess who the felons really are. For the most part it's routine fodder and yet another nod to Destry Rides Again but there's a couple of surprisingly clunky and almost embarrassingly aimless shooting scenes with hats or objects shot off straight at the 3D cameras – I even laughed during one of these untense moments.

Andre De Toth directed slicker Westerns than this but I always enjoy this kind of film with all faults, so enjoyed this one even though I've seen tens of thousands better. A pleasant and wholesome time-passer I wouldn't mind seeing again real soon…and probably will if I know TCM UK.


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