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A Day of Fury (1956)

 -  Western  -  1 May 1956 (USA)
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When gunslinger Jagade arrives in a law-abiding god-fearing town he manages to turn the townsfolk into scoff-law sinners while the town Marshal is powerless due to a moral debt to Jagade.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Jagade
Mara Corday ...
Sharman Fulton
Jock Mahoney ...
Marshal Allan Burnett
Carl Benton Reid ...
Judge John J. McLean
Jan Merlin ...
Billy Brand
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Preacher Jason
Dee Carroll ...
Miss Timmons
Sheila Bromley ...
Marie
James Bell ...
Doc Logan
Dani Crayne ...
Claire
Howard Wendell ...
Vanryzin
Charles Cane ...
Duggen
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Burson
Sydney Mason ...
Beemans
Helen Kleeb ...
Mrs. McLean
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Storyline

While on a manhunt the Marshal is saved by a passing gunslinger named Jagade. It is a time when law is coming to the west and when the gunslinger shows up in the Marshals' town the Marshal is caught between the town citezens fears and the debt he owes the gunslinger. The situation is further complicated by a previous relationship between the Marshal's fiancée and Jagade. Written by Dale Ray <daleray@jorsm.com>

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1 May 1956 (USA)  »

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Sharman Fulton: He spreads evil. He'll not only destroy us, he'll destroy the whole town.
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Take Me To Town
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Written by Lester Lee and Dan Shapiro
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Good Premise, Flatly Executed
9 May 2012 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

To challenge b&w TV, Universal turned out a number of these Technicolor B-westerns in the mid- 1950's. I don't know why they bothered with color here since the action seldom leaves town. Except for the opening scene, it looks like the entire movie was shot on the Universal lot, with no colorful vistas to spice up the visuals. That might be okay if the screenplay weren't so talky or if Jock Mahoney as the marshal could work up some emotion. Too bad he and the comely Corday appear to be walking through their respective roles. Then too, one of the great sneering punks of the period, Jan Merlin, is largely wasted in a weak role.

Dale Robertson as the bad guy manages to show some life, but gets little help from director Jones who appears unengaged except for the sequence of Billy (Merlin) fleeing town, which happily shows some imagination. Actually, having a moral debt to the bad guy as the movie's premise has real dramatic possibility. But that would have taken a better director and a more motivated cast. As things stand, it's only an average oater, at best.


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