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The Outcast (1954)

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Jet Cosgrave returns home to claim the ranch that was stolen from him, after his father's death.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jet Cosgrave
Joan Evans ...
Judy Polsen
Major Linton Cosgrave
Alice Austin
Ben Cooper ...
The Kid
Taylor Holmes ...
Andrew Devlin
Nana Bryant ...
Mrs. Banner
Boone Polsen
Chad Polsen
James Millican ...
Cal Prince
Dude Rankin
Nacho Galindo ...
Bill Walker ...
Sam Allen
Zeke Polsen


Following an absence of eight years, Jet Cosgrave (John Derek) returns to his hometown of Colton, Colorado. His quest is for the recovery of his rightful heritage, the great Circle C Ranch, from his uncle, Major Cosgrave (Jim Davis), and to that end, he brings with him nine hired gunmen, headed by "Dude" Rankin (Bob Steele). His accusation that his uncle stole the ranch by a will forged after the death of his father brings instant reprisals. Judy Polsen (Joan Evans), one of a poor family of ranchers, falls in love with Jet after saving him from a bushwhacking by two Circle C gunmen, The Kid (Ben Cooper) and Bert (Harry Carey Jr.). She then vouches for him to her father, Chad Polsen (Frank Ferguson) and her brothers Boone (Slim Pickens), Asa (Nicolas Coster) and Zeke (Robert 'Buzz' Henry), Written by Les Adams <>

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Release Date:

15 August 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brandmal der Rache  »

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(RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Jet Cosgrave: I'll stick with Curly. I wouldn't want him to be alone when the Major finds out you killed one of his men without giving him a chance.
Dude Rankin: I got eight witnesses that prove I gave that fellow a chance!
Jet Cosgrave: Eight liars.
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A well-done movie, I was surprised
16 December 2006 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on the Westerns Channel and didn't expect much from it. But I was pleasantly surprised as it was well directed, the staging was impressive, the script was thorough and had an intriguing plot. The exterior shots were gorgeous (wonderful country, might have been Wyoming but probably the back lot somewhere.) While only John Derek was truly handsome, the cast selection and action created by the supporting cast makes this movie worth watching. The only bad thing was, Bob Steele shot a man in the back. I was horrified, having seen so many of his movies where he was the good guy. A complete change of character for him. See it.

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