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Stranger at My Door (1956)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 6 April 1956 (USA)
Notorious outlaw Clay Anderson and gang rob the town bank and flee in separate directions. Riding hard, Clay's horse goes lame and he is forced to pull-up at a nearby farm. He soon ... See full summary »

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Hollis Jarret
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Peg Jarret
Skip Homeier ...
Clay Anderson
Stephen Wootton ...
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Louis Jean Heydt ...
Sheriff John Tatum
Howard Wright ...
'Doc' Parks
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Ben Silas
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Notorious outlaw Clay Anderson and gang rob the town bank and flee in separate directions. Riding hard, Clay's horse goes lame and he is forced to pull-up at a nearby farm. He soon discovers that the place belongs to local preacher Hollis Jarret, his new wife, and a son from a previous marriage. Clay, posing as a weary traveler, tries to insinuate himself into a secure hideout, but the reverend isn't fooled. He agrees to allow Clay to remain at the farm for a few days, but his motive isn't the preservation of his family's safety. Hollis reasons that, with time, patience and a lot of faith, he can convince the outlaw to turn over a new leaf. But Clay's criminal tendencies may run deeper than the preacher had imagined... Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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"I love my husband"..."DO YOU? How can you tell---you've never known anything different." See more »


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Clay Anderson: For me, salvation is a clean pistol and a good horse.
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Good Family entertainment .....
27 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

MacDonald Carey made several entertaining low budget western films in the 1950's, before gaining lasting fame as the lead on the soap opera "Days of our Lives". In this western with a message, Carey finds himself in a saga of good vs. evil, faith vs. worldliness. An escaping convict and a peaceful minister do battle for the salvation of the felons soul! Both men seem equally sure of their eventual victory.

I enjoyed this film and feel it was well suited to Mr. Carey's abilities. It was also fun to see the casting of Slim Pickens (What would westerns have done without him ?). Even though this storyline was recycled, this one is still very much worth viewing.


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