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The Man from Bitter Ridge (1955)

 |  Western  |  12 April 1955 (USA)
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Jeff Carr, a special investigator, arrives in Tomahawk. His assignment is to discover who has been holding up the local stagecoach and is guilty for a series of killings that terrorize the ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Jeff Carr
Mara Corday ...
Holly Kenton
Stephen McNally ...
Alec Black
Ranse Jackman
Walter Dunham
Shep Bascom
Linc Jackman
Myron Healey ...
Clem Jackman
John Harmon ...
Norman Roberts
John Cliff ...
Wolf Landers
Richard Garland ...
Jace Gordon


Jeff Carr, a special investigator, arrives in Tomahawk. His assignment is to discover who has been holding up the local stagecoach and is guilty for a series of killings that terrorize the town. Sheepman Alec Black is suspected by the local population but it is not long before Jeff realizes the man is innocent. Alec even becomes a good friend although he is in love with the same woman as him, Holly. Jeff will manage to arrest the real culprits but not before the latter try to compromise him down. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Allies and rivals
11 July 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Express company agent Lex Barker and sheepman Stephen McNally are reluctant allies and rivals for the hand of Mara Corday. Allies they have to be against three brothers John Dehner, Myron Healey, and Warren Stevens who not only are responsible for a whole lot of crimes, but Dehner is an ambitious man. He's embarked on a political career that has him running against local sheriff Trevor Bardette. A lot of what they're robbing is for his campaign expenditures, not for this, but because Dehner wants to be governor. Can't say he's not ambitious. Dehner's the brains and Healey and Stevens are the muscle end of the organization.

It's your average shoot 'em up western with an interesting political twist to the proceedings. The climax involves a shootout where the whole town seems to be involved. It's putting a real crimp into the scheduled election for sheriff.

Western fans should like this.

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