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Backlash (1956)

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Jim Slater seeks a survivor of the Apache ambush his father died in.

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Jim Slater
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Karyl Orton
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Johnny Cool
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Jim Bonniwell
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Sgt. George Lake
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Tony Welker
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Jeff Welker
Jack Lambert ...
Mike Benton
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Maj. Carson
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Sheriff J.C. Marson (as Edward C. Platt)
Robert Foulk ...
Sheriff John F. Olson
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Deputy Sheriff Dobbs
Gregg Barton ...
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Fred Graham ...
Ned McCloud
Frank Chase ...
Cassidy, Shotgun Rider
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Storyline

Jim Slater's father (whom he never knew) died in the Apache ambush at Gila Valley, and Jim is searching for the one survivor, who supposedly went for help but disappeared with a lot of gold. In the process, he gets several people gunning for him, and he keeps meeting liberated woman Karyl Orton, who may be on a similar mission. Renewed Apache hostilities and an impending range war provide complications. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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HE KNEW HER LIPS...BUT NOT HER NAME...nor the reason she followed the trail of empty graves! See more »


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11 April 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Geheimnis der fünf Gräber  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Lead Jim Slater gets shot in the shoulder but there is no blood or sign of injury. the woman then does surgery on his shoulder through the shirt. The next day he is waving a rifle around with no ill effects. See more »

Quotes

Jim Bonniwell: What's on your mind?
Jim Slater: I've spent six months looking for a killer. What do you do when he turns out to be your father?
Jim Bonniwell: Killer? Aren't you a little careless with your words, son? Yes, I kill when I have to. But I've never killed a man who wasn't trying to kill me. And that goes for the Sheriff in spite of his badge.
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Great Western Classic
26 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Richard Widmark, (Jim Slater) played the role of a young man who was a gunslinger and had reason to believe his father was killed up North while he hit it rich in a gold discovery. Jim learns little by little just what happened to his father. Donna Reed, (Karyl Orton) is also searching in this same town of Silver Creek for the killer of her husband. However, when Karyl and Jim meet up with each other they fight like cats and dogs and Karyl many times attempts to kill Jim. John McIntire, (Jim Bonniwell) and Barton McLane, (Sgt. George Lake) give great supporting roles along with great photography and a very good story with many twists and turns. Enjoy


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