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Release Date:
30 October 1956 (USA) See more »
OUTCAST WITH A GUN! (original print ad - all caps)
Mexican gunfighter Dave Robles outdraws the town's outlaw-turned-sheriff and is invited to fill the dead man's shoes... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Anthony Quinn ... Dave Robles

Katy Jurado ... Estella
Peter Whitney ... Ed Bannister

Douglas Fowley ... Doc Adams
John Larch ... Bill Dawson

Whit Bissell ... Breezy Morgan
Douglas Spencer ... Sheriff Jack Tillman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barry Atwater ... Dan Ritchy (uncredited)
Bill Clark ... Townsman (uncredited)
Katherine DeMille ... Woman (uncredited)

Bill Erwin ... Roy Higgens (uncredited)
Marc Hamilton ... George Dawson (uncredited)
Paul Harber ... Mr. Brown (uncredited)
Jack Hogan ... Westin (uncredited)
Adrienne Marden ... Mrs. Tillman (uncredited)
Jimmy Noel ... Townsman (uncredited)
Frank Richards ... Ken, the Stableman (uncredited)
Carl Thayler ... Danny Sheridan, the Kid (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Townsman (uncredited)
Otto Waldis ... Tom Jordan (uncredited)
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Fred Jasper (uncredited)

Directed by
Harry Horner 
Writing credits
Richard Carr 

Produced by
Richard Carruth .... associate producer
Robert L. Jacks .... producer
Original Music by
Fred Steiner 
Cinematography by
Stanley Cortez 
Film Editing by
Robert Golden 
Art Direction by
William Glasgow 
Set Decoration by
Mowbray Berkeley 
Costume Design by
Frank Beetson Jr. 
Makeup Department
Louis Hippe .... makeup artist
Kay Shea .... hair stylist
Production Management
Frank Parmenter .... production supervisor
Sound Department
Wayne Fury .... sound editor
Jack Solomon .... sound
Fred Carson .... stunt coordinator
Fred Carson .... stunt double: Anthony Quinn
Other crew
Mary Gibsone .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Man from Del Rio" - USA (alternative title)
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82 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
To step in the role of hero, 24 May 2013
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

In The Man From Del Rio Anthony Quinn rides into town on a mission, kind of like James Caan in El Dorado. Both are after a group of men and both kill the last they were after. But whereas Caan takes up with John Wayne as a mentor and fights for law and order, Quinn starts to hang out at Peter Whitney's saloon with a whole collection of prize specimens of fast guns who are nothing but bullies.

Whitney has a plan to recreate his sleepy prairie town into a wide open cattle drive town and make a ton of money, never mind what the solid citizens want. Quinn likes the idea and becomes the sheriff, but soon the solid citizens see him as their savior. Will Quinn step into the role?

The Man From Del Rio is a minor western that did not even rate color back in the Fifties. Rarely seen today it's in that category of adult westerns so popular in the Fifties and Sixties with some very adult themes. Quinn and Katy Jurado have some truly adult dialog and she most of all persuades Quinn to step in the role of hero.

Not a film often shown today, The Man From Del Rio with a bit better in the production values department could have been a big hit. Quinn, fresh off his second Oscar for Lust For Life does well in a part perfect for him. Check this one out if broadcast.

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