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Run for Cover (1955)

Not Rated | | Western | 14 May 1955 (USA)
Mistaken for train robbers, Matt Dow and Davey Bishop are shot at by the sheriff and his posse but they are cleared and hired as lawmen.

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Odd little Western that gets off to a snappy start when a man (Matt Dow) is mistaken as a train robber. After the town's sheriff shoots the kid he's riding with, Dow clears his name and ends up as the new sheriff. He romances a Swedish woman and settles in to a peaceful life only to find that the boy has a few secrets of his own. Written by Ed Lorusso

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The story of a man apart... who brought faith to a youth, love to a woman, justice to a land!

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14 May 1955 (USA)  »

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Colorado  »

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$1,500,000, 31 December 1955
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the second of three westerns that Cagney made. His first western was "The Oklahoma Kid" (1939) and his third and final one was "Tribute To A Bad Man" (1956). See more »

Goofs

In the soundtrack in Spanish --in Spain distribution, at least-- the Swensons are throughout referred to as Swiss people, and their country of origin as Switzerland. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Swenson: There's work to do. Farms do not run themselves.
Helga Swenson: In a minute father.
Mr. Swenson: In the old country children do not say, "In a minute," when the father speaks.
Helga Swenson: That's why I like America.
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Referenced in Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010) See more »

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Run for Cover
Music by Howard Jackson
Lyric by Jack Brooks
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Run for Cover
6 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

Not a terribly deep western, but a satisfying one that makes some decent social commentary. Unfortunately, this is a VistaVision film, but the copy I saw was in Academy ratio. So I can't comment too much on the cinematography... I'll just say I didn't see anything there that hinted at greatness. I'm not the world's biggest Cagney fan, however I liked his performance here as a man of upstanding integrity. This might also be the film's biggest weakness, the protagonist is a little too perfect. But he's a hero that's enjoyable to watch interact with those around him, especially those of lesser character. The supporting roles by John Derek and Viveca Lindfors are unremarkable but solid. The movie keeps things moving at a steady pace, maybe too steady but quite watchable. There are a couple of interesting surprises as well. There are certainly better westerns out there, but you could do a whole lot worse.


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