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Stranger on Horseback (1955)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 23 March 1955 (USA)
A circuit judge in the old west attempts to bring a suspected killer to justice. The judge runs afoul of the killer's rich cattle baron father in the process.

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Cast

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Judge Richard 'Rick' Thorne
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Amy Lee Bannerman
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Tom Bannerman
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Josiah Bannerman
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Col. Buck Streeter
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Caroline Webb
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Sheriff Nat Bell
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Arnold Hammer
Jaclynne Greene ...
Paula Morrison (as Jacklyn Green)
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Vince Webb
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Barfly
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Sam Kettering
George Keymas ...
Bannerman's Henchman
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A circuit judge in the old west attempts to bring a suspected killer to justice. The judge runs afoul of the killer's rich cattle baron father in the process.

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A killer's paradise ... then one day a stranger rode in with a challenge ... a stranger the West would never forget ! See more »

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Romance | Western

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23 March 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Einer gegen alle  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

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(Anscocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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[After water's thrown in his face.]
Thorne: Thanks, it's a hot day.
Baddie: I don't like what you said.
Thorne: I said it was a hot day.
Baddie: Well, I don't like the way you said it.
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A rousing take of justice in the Old West
15 August 1999 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

McCrea glows as the circuit judge attempting to deliver to justice the murdering son of a wealthy cattle baron. the routine tale is uplifted by a superior cast including a rare appearance by International star, the late Miroslava, John Carradine, John McIntire, Roy Roberts, and a pre-Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Kevin McCarthy. The story moves at a rapid pace to a furious and unpredictable conclusion. This is truly a great western, and it is a shame that the only copy to make it to VHS is from film that is obviously deteriorated. C'mon Turner or AMC...this is one that deserves restoring!!!


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