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The Return of Jack Slade (1955)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Romance | 9 October 1955 (USA)
Jack Slade, son of the famed lawman and man-hunter, is hired by a Pinkerton detective, Joseph Ryan, to help wipe out a gang of outlaws and train robbers, Billy Wilcox, Hary Sutton and ... See full summary »

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Jack Slade, Jr.
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Texas Rose
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Billy Wilcox (as Casey Adams)
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Joseph Ryan
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Kid Stanley
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Polly Logan
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Laughing Sam
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Little Blue Raven (as Mike Ross)
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Abilene
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George Hagen
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Jack Slade, son of the famed lawman and man-hunter, is hired by a Pinkerton detective, Joseph Ryan, to help wipe out a gang of outlaws and train robbers, Billy Wilcox, Hary Sutton and Little Blue Raven, and their women, Texas Rose, Polly Logan and Laughing Sam. Slades gets off to a slow beginning when his gun is taken away from him by Texas Rose during a train robbery. Learning from Ryan the location of the gang hideout, Slade leaves his pal Johnny Turner behind and joins the gang as a wanted outlaw. Turner, looking for Slade, is shot down by Sutton, and Slade vows revenge and, with Ryan's help, sets a trap for the gang. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Billy Wilcox: Some day, Harry, someone's gonna fill you so full of lead, they'll stake a claim on ya.
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A really good 50's Oater
16 February 2005 | by (Detroit area) – See all my reviews

This is definitely a low budget picture but it has some pretty good production values. The film seems to be filmed totally outdoors and the use of polarizing or yellow filters made the sky shots dramatic. John Ericson's performance isn't particularly dramatic but for a 50s oater it was was above average. He's almost "too pretty" for this kind of role. I thought the winning over of Mari Blanchard was sort of hokey given that she stole Ericson's gun in the beginning of the movie. I found the romance between the two sort of forced but she was nice eye candy.

Nevil Brand played his usually great bad guy and he's one of my favorite western actors along with Jack Elam.

It was pleasant to see Angie Dickinson in one of her early performances.

One of the bones I have to pick with this film is a certain lack of realism. Cowboys of the period didn't wear belts to hold their pants up. They wore suspenders. Pants of the period didn't have belt loops


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