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A Bullet Is Waiting (1954)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 4 September 1954 (USA)
After crashing their small plane in the wilderness, a sheriff deputy and his prisoner take shelter at an isolated farm.

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A policeman and his prisoner survive the crash of the plane in the mountains in which they were traveling. They seek shelter in the lonely hut of a man and his daughter... Written by Volker Boehm

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Explosive and overpowering hate and drama in the High Sierras!


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During the fight scene, a barrel is knocked over and the wooden barrel staves immediately spread open like a flower. It appeared to have the metal bands around it which should have held it together, but when it falls open it's clear that the bands were just painted on to allow it to open that way with dramatic effect. In addition, something must have held the bottoms of the staves all together to allow the top to open up like a flower while the bottoms seemed hinged. See more »

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Jean Simmons as a cowgirl
5 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

This is probably as close as you get to Jean Simmons appearing in a Western. Her short haircut makes her look less feminine as opposed to being a tomboy. There's no strength in her, and her English accent is out of place in this gritty world of runaway fugitives.

It looks similar to an episode from 'The Fugitive' where David Janssen is held prisoner by a sheriff whilst trekking through mountainous terrain. I think the episode is called 'Passage to Helena'.

The only notable thing about this film is the score by 60 year old Dimitri Tiomkin. He is fresh from 'Dial M For Murder', and from the opening scene you feel as though you are back in 'Dial M For Murder'. The score isn't that good, but you recognise the composer behind the music. His music sounds the same, and the 1950s was his best period.

Rory Colhoun is not my kind of actor at all.


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