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The Outcast (1954)

Approved  |   |  Action, Drama, Romance  |  15 August 1954 (USA)
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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jet Cosgrave
Joan Evans ...
Judy Polsen
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Major Linton Cosgrave
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Alice Austin
Ben Cooper ...
The Kid
Taylor Holmes ...
Andrew Devlin
Nana Bryant ...
Mrs. Banner
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Boone Polsen
Frank Ferguson ...
Chad Polsen
James Millican ...
Cal Prince
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Dude Rankin
Nacho Galindo ...
Curly
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Bert
Bill Walker ...
Sam Allen
Robert 'Buzz' Henry ...
Zeke Polsen
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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 <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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15 August 1954 (USA)  »

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Brandmal der Rache  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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[when the Kid tries to pull his pistol, Jet knocks him down]
Cal Prince: Take it easy, Kid! You know the Major doesn't want any gunplay around Miss Alice. Get up! Get in the rig.
The Kid: Maybe you'd like to try again some time - when we don't have an audience.
Jet Cosgrave: Any time you say. Only the second show might be a lot funnier. It'd be a shame if nobody saw it.
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That was for Asa
7 November 2008 | by (Ventura, CA United States) – See all my reviews

Tremendously good B western which today would be an A western. Strong acting, tremendous direction and the kind of realism in fights you never see. I think the smack on the head by the horse was intentional and left in as Jet's way of showing Dude who was boss without using his gun. It may have been accidental but if so was left in because it worked.

Real scenery and some really cool off the backdrop shots which really worked in color.

My only problem? Where in the 1880's West does a guy come up with a name like "Jet?" I thought it was Jeb, or Jed until I saw the credits.

Recommend to any western lover and others too. Loved Bob Steele as a bad guy. He never worked for me as a good guy. I think it's certainly one of Derek's best and seeing a Young Slim Pickens on a horse at a gallop. Now that is cool.


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