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Four Guns to the Border (1954)

Approved | | Western | 1954 (UK)
An outlaw gang on the lam encounters former associate Simon Bhumer and his gorgeous daughter, who's drawn to their leader Cully.

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Cully
Colleen Miller ...
Lolly Bhumer
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Simon Bhumer
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Maggie Flannery
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Dutch (as John Mc.Intire)
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Jim Flannery
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Yaqui
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Greasy
Mary Field ...
Mrs. Pritchard
Robert F. Hoy ...
Smitty (as Robert Hoy)
Bob Herron ...
Evans (as Robert Herron)
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Cashier (as Reg Parton)
Donald Kerr ...
Town Loafer
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At a desert inn, Cully's outlaw gang meet former associate Simon Bhumer, now planning to retire on a farm with his wild, luscious daughter Lolly. On a stormy night, Cully and Lolly almost have an affair, broken up by Simon who still has a fast draw. But later, as the gang heads for the border after a bank robbery, they encounter the Bhumers and a band of renegade Apaches. It's soon a question of who is pursuing whom. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The Bhumers and Cully's gang are going in opposite directions when they first meet; yet their paths cross again the same night. See more »

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Surprisingly effective little western
6 February 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm a western nut who's been watching horse-operas since the '50s and somehow I'd never heard of this before a TV showing here in England. The cast is superb, including Oscar-winner Walter Brennan in a more restrained performance than usual. Each of the four bank robbers has his own little quirks and it's fun to see Jay Silverheels in a more lively part than his legendary Tonto act, which was often so wooden you'd pick up splinters just from watching it. There's a familiar face playing the tiny role of the town barber - Paul Brinegar, who found TV fame five years later as trail-cook Wishbone on Rawhide.

Richard Carlson's direction is surprisingly effective. It's a darn shame he didn't do much else, though his 1964 low-budget Kid Rodelo was nowhere near as nifty a job as Four Guns, which must be filed as "underrated and worth a look." Both movies came from Louis L'Amour stories.


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