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The Bounty Hunter (1954)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  25 September 1954 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
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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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Mary Lou Holloway ...
Mrs. Harrison
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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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25 September 1954 (USA)  »

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Ritter der Prärie  »

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One of two films co-produced by Transcona Enterprises for Warner Brothers, which consisted of Judy Garland and her then husband Sidney Luft, the other film being A Star Is Born (1954). The third Transcona production was to be The Helen Morgan Story (1957) to star Garland, but after the tepid box office performance of 'Star', Garland and Luft bought out the rest of their contract with Warners. See more »

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Nobody feels at home with a bounty hunter
28 July 2012 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

How can a bounty hunter be the good guy in a western? Easy, let him be played by Randolph Scott. Scott in his colored westerns had such a strong presence that no matter what he played , he was Randolph Scott above all. So never mind the contradictions in Jim Kipp, the bounty hunter, this is not James Stewart and Anthony Mann (The Naked Spur). This is one of the best of Scott's westerns efficiently directed by Andre de Toth, it is a bit of a "whodunnit" reminding "Three Hours to Kill", made in the same year. Great to see Ernest t Borgnine as one of the villains. At the beginning of the film Jim Kipp is a heartless bounty hunter, who gets his reward and then is asked by a Pinkerton detective to capture some outlaws. He concludes they went to a town, Twin Forks, and there, he starts searching for them. The point the film makes very well is how uncomfortable the people in the town feel knowing there is a bounty hunter among them. Randolph Scott's Jim Kipp has a lot in common with the characters he would play in the Bud Boetticher's westerns.


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