Railroad surveyer Murphy goes after rustlers who murdered his father and brother. Along the way, he first arrests then teams up with outlaw Duryea who helps Murphy only to see how long the ...
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Railroad surveyer Murphy goes after rustlers who murdered his father and brother. Along the way, he first arrests then teams up with outlaw Duryea who helps Murphy only to see how long the tenderfoot lasts. Outwitting several attempts on his life engineered by the crooked lawyer who set up his family, Murphy and a wounded Duryea face the gang. Duryea, wanted to protect Murphy and redeem himself, goes down shooting. Written by
Ride Clear of Diablo is a stand out among the B westerns that Audie Murphy did in the 1950s. Murphy is Clay O'Mara who's looking for cattle rustlers that murdered his father and brother while he was away from the family ranch.
Murphy gets hired by Sheriff Paul Birch as a Deputy and also takes a liking to Birch's niece Susan Cabot. She's got a fella though in lawyer William Pullen.
The joker in the deck in this film is Dan Duryea. Duryea was a fine actor who played many a psychotic villain in films. A typical and unforgettable part for him would be Waco Johnny Dean in Winchester 73. That's quintessential Dan Duryea. A year earlier in 1953 in Thunder Bay, Anthony Mann who directed Winchester 73, fooled his audience by not having Duryea betray Jimmy Stewart.
Something similar happens here. Audie Murphy is sent out to bring in Duryea, but the two develop a relationship of sorts. He's still Dan Duryea, hyena laugh and all, but you're not quite sure what he's gonna do in the end. And I'm not gonna say what either, but it's the key to the film.
Audie Murphy did some fine B westerns in the 1950s. Unfortunately the B western was finding a new home in television. But Murphy's work is appreciated among western fans today though.
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