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Robbers' Roost (1955)

Approved | | Western | 30 May 1955 (USA)
Jim Tex Wall is searching for three men who killed his wife and stole his horses and finds them working for a gang of cattle rustlers engaged in a turf war with a rival gang of outlaws.

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Jim "Tex" Wall (George Montgomery), searching for the last of the three men who raped and killed his wife, joins a gang of cattle rustlers led by Hank Hays (Richard Boone). Both Hays' outlaws and a rival gang headed by Heesman (Peter Graves), have been hired as ranch hands by "Bull" Herrick (Bruce Bennett), a cripple who owns a large cattle ranch and wants to get his large herd to market. He theorizes that the two gangs will be kept busy watching each other and neither will rustle his cattle. Helen (Sylvia Findley) has little faith in her brother's contrived plan, and hates and distrusts both groups. She begins to soften toward Jim, but abruptly changes when she sees a reward poster which says he has killed two men. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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ONE GUN AGAINST ONE HUNDRED - AND THE WINNER GETS THE WOMAN( (original print ads-all caps) See more »

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30 May 1955 (USA)  »

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Very faithful to Zane Grey's style.
3 July 2004 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Robber's Roost is an unusual western, the color scenery does not look like anything I have seen before, it has a very young Richard Boone as a chief of one gang which is hired by rancher Bruce Bennett together with his enemy Peter Graves, the chief of another gang. Bennett, which is paralyzed, thinks that by doing this he will not be robbed, but his sister Sylvia Findley knows he is playing with dynamite. George Montgomery is the man that gets hired by Boone and who is looking for his wife's killer. The story is by Zane Grey, who used to write pages and pages describing the locations of his stories and you can see that the cinematography tries to live up to Grey. It is quite interesting seeing a different Richard Boone with no mustache, giving quite a performance as the type of character that he would keep on playing for so many films after,


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