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Riding Shotgun (1954)

Approved | | Western | 6 January 1955 (Finland)
When a stagecoach guard tries to warn a town of an imminent raid by a band of outlaws, the people mistake him for one of the gang


(as Andre de Toth)


(screenplay) (as Tom Blackburn), (story)

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Complete credited cast:
Larry Delong
Deputy Sheriff Tub Murphy
Orissa Flynn
Tom Biggert
James Millican ...
Dan Marady
Pinto (as Charles Buchinsky)
Doc Winkler
Richard Garrick ...
Vic Perrin ...
Bar-M Rider with Lynching Rope (as Victor Perrin)
John Baer ...
Deputy Ross Hughes
William Johnstone ...
Col. Flynn


After members of his family are killed by the Maraday Gang during a stagecoach robbery, Larry Delong takes a job as stage guard in hopes that he will meet up with the outlaws. After he is captured by the bandits, his shot-up stage is returned to the town by the gang in order to draw the authorities out of town. After being left for dead, Delong escapes to warn the townspeople of an imminent raid by the outlaws. They don't believe his story and, in fact, accuse him of complicity in the stage robbery, tasking the town's remaining deputy with arresting him. A besieged Delong hides out in a local saloon before making his next move. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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He held the town at bay ... to save it !




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Release Date:

6 January 1955 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Dieser Mann weiß zuviel  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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When the shot-up stagecoach arrives in town with a supposedly dead driver slumped in his seat, he visibly sits up enough in order to control and stop the horses. See more »


Larry Delong: [interior monologue] I could have taken that shotgun away from Lewellyn and wrapped it around his fat ears, but it might have meant shooting some misguided people who might have thought the right thing was to keep me in town. There was only one person left who might help me: Fritz, who ran a dirty little cantina which few self-respecting people ever entered. He'd do anything for a fast dollar.
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Referenced in The Dangerous (1995) See more »

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Randolph Scott's answer to Gary Cooper's "High Noon"!
18 January 2002 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

Larry DeLong(Scott) is Riding Shotgun on stagecoaches, keeping them safe. After a holdup, the town first thinks that he's a coward and then decide that he must be a part of the gang -- and they're gonna get him! Meanwhile, the real baddies are heading to town to rob the bank and only Scott can prevent that.

Not quite up to High Noon standards, but a good yarn. Randolph Scott comes through, once again!

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