MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 12,379 this week

The Bounty Hunter (1954)

6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 428 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 3 critic

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... See full summary »

Director:

(as Andre de Toth)

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 7145 titles
created 20 Oct 2012
 
a list of 806 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 27 titles
created 4 months ago
 
list image
a list of 809 titles
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 41 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Bounty Hunter (1954)

The Bounty Hunter (1954) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Bounty Hunter.

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When a stagecoach guard tries to warn a town of an imminent raid by a band of outlaws, the people mistake him for one of the gang

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Randolph Scott, Wayne Morris, Joan Weldon
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Texan Tom Buchanan is heading back home with enough money to start his own ranch, but when he stops in the crooked town of Agry, he's robbed and framed for murder.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Randolph Scott, Craig Stevens, Barry Kelley
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Bart Allison and sidekick Sam arrive in the town of Sundown on the wedding day of town boss Tate Kimbrough, whom Allison blames for his wife's death years earlier.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Randolph Scott, John Carroll, Karen Steele
Westbound (1959)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In 1864 Capt. John Hayes goes to Colorado to take over the stagecoach line and keep the flow of Western gold flowing and help the North win the Civil War.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Randolph Scott, Virginia Mayo, Karen Steele
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Larry Madden returns after several years still vowing to avenge himself against the humiliating whipping he received at the hands of cattle baron Tucker Ordway.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: Randolph Scott, Dorothy Malone, Peggie Castle
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A former sheriff blames himself for his wife's death during a Wells Fargo robbery and vows to track down and kill the seven men responsible.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Randolph Scott, Gail Russell, Lee Marvin
Ride Lonesome (1959)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A bounty hunter escorts a killer to town to be hanged, but is allowing the man's outlaw brother to catch up with him, for a showdown over a shocking previous murder.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Randolph Scott, Karen Steele, Pernell Roberts
Rage at Dawn (1955)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A special agent from Chicago is sent out west to bring in the notorious Reno brothers.

Director: Tim Whelan
Stars: Randolph Scott, Forrest Tucker, Mala Powers
7th Cavalry (1956)
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An officer accused of cowardice volunteers to bring back General Custers's body after Little Big Horn.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Stars: Randolph Scott, Barbara Hale, Jay C. Flippen
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A Marshal must face unpleasant facts about his past when he attempts to run a criminal gang out of town.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Stars: Randolph Scott, Angela Lansbury, Warner Anderson
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Army veterans, just mustered out of the service, are going to the one of the men's brothers ranch on their way West. Just as they arrive, Indians attack the ranch and kill the brother. The ... See full summary »

Director: Richard L. Bare
Stars: Randolph Scott, James Craig, Angie Dickinson
Edit

Cast

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

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 September 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Bounty Hunter  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(WarnerColor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Guns used in movie. clockman1972
Discuss The Bounty Hunter (1954) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?