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Johnny Concho (1956)

The townsfolk of Cripple Creek fear Johnny Concho (Frank Sinatra), who acts tough and takes advantage of the populace because his brother is a notorious gunfighter. But when a stranger ... See full summary »

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Johnny Concho / Johnny Collins
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Barney Clark
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Tallman
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Mary Dark
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Albert Dark
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Sarah Dark
Christopher Dark ...
Walker
Howard Petrie ...
Joe Helguson, Blacksmith
Harry Bartell ...
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Judge Earl Tyler
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Sheriff Henderson
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Duke Lang
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Pearl Lang
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Mason
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The townsfolk of Cripple Creek fear Johnny Concho (Frank Sinatra), who acts tough and takes advantage of the populace because his brother is a notorious gunfighter. But when a stranger arrives in town, claiming to have killed his brother and treating people worse than Johnny, he's forced to face his fears and stand up for himself and the town. Written by JohnnyWeissmuller

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July 1956 (USA)  »

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Johnny Concho - Der Bruder des Banditen  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The role of "Mary Dark" was originally to have been played by Gloria Vanderbilt, but she was replaced by Phyllis Kirk. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Henderson: I've been expecting you, Johnny.
Johnny Concho: They wanna see me killed.
Sheriff Henderson: Yeah, I know.
Johnny Concho: They took my saddle and my horse. Everything I own. They stripped me clean.
Sheriff Henderson: Have you decided what you're gonna do?
Johnny Concho: You don't seem to understand; they took everything I had.
Johnny Concho: You went looking for someone to do your job for you. They went looking for what belonged to them.
Johnny Concho: There must be somebody in this town. I remember when Red was alive, everybody said what a great guy he was. Now that he's dead, they act like they never ...
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Referenced in Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra (1973) See more »

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They were afraid of Johnny because of his brother.
22 May 2005 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Frank Sinatra was far from the ideal actor for westerns. He was a great actor, From Here to Eternity and The Man with The Golden arm are a proof of that, but he did not have the physique of a western hero, you identified him as an urban guy. But he tried to do his job well in Johnny Concho, the fact that the film was a failure at the box office was not his fault. I blame it on two factors: a) the story was too unusual, specially in the fact that Sinatra behaves more like a villain than as a hero throughout the movie. In a genre where people kind of expected a certain pattern, to break away from it the film has to be very good. b) the story is not convincing, it is hard to believe that a whole town will allow Sinatra to do anything he wants just because they are afraid of his brother. Also when a man shows him a special holster that will open sideways so he has not to draw the gun you wonder that if that will make him invincible, why all the gunfighters have not adopted it? I think that this film should not have been withdrawn, because any film with Sinatra is worth seeing, and in spite of its shortcomings it is still enjoyable


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