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Blackjack Ketchum, Desperado (1956)

While doing a good deed, the title hero has to shoot a man in self defense, and go into hiding. His peace is interrupted when a cattle baron rides into his territory, and decides to settle ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Tom 'Blackjack' Ketchum
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Jared Tetlow
Margaret Field ...
Nita Riordan (as Maggie Mahoney)
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Laurie Webster
William Tannen ...
Dee Havalik
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Jaime Brigo
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Mac Gill
Jack Littlefield ...
Burl Tetlow
David Orrick McDearmon ...
Bob Early (as David Orrick)
Ken Christy ...
Sheriff Mach
Robert Roark ...
Ben Tetlow
Pat O'Malley ...
Doc Blaine
Sydney Mason ...
Matt Riordan
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While doing a good deed, the title hero has to shoot a man in self defense, and go into hiding. His peace is interrupted when a cattle baron rides into his territory, and decides to settle there. When no locals want to sell, Jared Tetlow turns to murdering the locals with his hired gun Dee Havalik, and starting a range war. Blackjack finds he has to kill the Tetlow gang off one by one, to restore peace in this movie sharing nothing in common with its real-name historical outlaw. Written by Henry G. Herron <hgherron@wsuhub.uc.twsu.edu>

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1 April 1956 (USA)  »

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Hämnaren från bergen  »

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Doc Blaine: I haven't had a patient in two weeks. The last one I had was dead on arrival. He fell off his horse in front of a stampede and it took the hoofs of a thousand steers to kill him.
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Movie had good action but the ending was poor.

Despite the fact that it was easy to predict how the movie would end after about twenty minutes, it was a decent Western. Howard Duff did a good job as Blackjack Ketchum. The movie did a good job in showing Blackjack not only as a man with a fast gun, but someone with intelligence. Other than the predictable plot, the other weak part of the movie was the end. Although Jared Tetlow was portrayed as a man who let others do his dirty work for him, it made no sense not to have Blackjack and Tetlow square off at the end. I guess the audience was suppose to forget Blackjack killed Tetlow's brother at the beginning of the movie.


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