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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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Dr. R.L. Spencer
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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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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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In the opening scene, Randolph Scott is shot at by an ambusher, and rides away, climbs a very tall hill, where his clothing appears very dirty from the climb. After he shoots the ambusher in the next shot Scott's clothes are clean. See more »

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"I don't like rube sheriffs who think they run the country."
24 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

The Pinkerton detective agency, unable to track down three violent train robbers after a year, turns to bounty hunter Randolph Scott. He's given very few clues to go on and has no idea what the men look like. Still, he manages to track them to a small town called Twin Forks. But the people there aren't particularly friendly towards strangers who show up asking questions.

The last of six westerns director André de Toth made with Randolph Scott. This was filmed in 3D but only released in standard format. This explains why there are some 'in your face' shots where you have someone sticking something at the camera. Scott does fine in a by-the-numbers role for him and his stuntman works overtime in some decent action scenes. Despite the formula plot, the movie does a nice job of keeping the identity of the train robbers a secret. One is especially surprising. Nice supporting cast includes Ernest Borgnine, Marie Windsor, Dolores Dorn, and Dub Taylor. It's a pretty good western. Nothing extraordinary but above average for the period.


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