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The Desperado (1954)

 -  Western  -  20 June 1954 (USA)
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Sam Garrett
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Tom Cameron (as James Lydon)
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Laurie Bannerman
Rayford Barnes ...
Ray Novak
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U.S. Marshal Jim Langley
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Nestor Paiva ...
Captain Jake Thornton
Roy Barcroft ...
Martin Novack
John Dierkes ...
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Richard Shackleton ...
Pat Garner
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Mr. Garner (as Stanford Jolley)
Richard Garland ...
Trooper (as Charles Garland)
Florence Lake ...
Mrs. Cameron
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From 1870 to 1873, Texas suffered under the carpetbag administration of reconstructionist Governor E. J. Davis (the name and the stated conditions was about the last of anything authentic in this film) and his despotic state police commanded in John's City by Captain Jake Thornton. Two young men, Tall Cameron and Ray Novack flee to the Big Bend area to escape persecution. Ray pretends to be Tall's friend but actually hates him because he is madly jealous that Laura Bannerman is to become Tall's wife. They join forces with Sam Garrett, a killer with a price on his head. Ray tries to kill Garret to collect the reward, but Tall saves Garrett's life and Ray flees back to John's City, where he is taken prisoner. Ray kills Thornton and another trooper but Tall is blamed for the crimes. Garrett can clear him, but will he? Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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ALL BAD! ALL KILLER! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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20 June 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Apospasma aftoktonias  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The same script, derived from a novel by Clifton Adams and screen-written by Daniel Mainwaring, was used four years later for "Cole Younger, Gunfighter." Silvermine Productions made the original, which was distributed by Allied Artists Pictures. Allied both produced and distributed the new film themselves in 1958. See more »

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Sam Garrett: Bad guns are like bad friends - they'll let you down when you need them the most. Here, take them. I got them off a fella at the border. He was in no condition to object.
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Remade as Cole Younger, Gunfighter (1958) See more »

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