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Tension at Table Rock (1956)

Passed  -  Drama | Western  -  3 October 1956 (USA)
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A reluctant gunslinger tires of having to defend himself at every cow town he visits, so he adopts an alias and continues his wandering. At an outpost run by a father and young son, he gets... See full summary »

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Richard Egan ...
Wes Tancred
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Lorna Miller
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Sheriff Fred Miller
Billy Chapin ...
Jody Burrows
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Harry Jameson
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Kirk
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Hampton
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Jim Breck
Joe De Santis ...
Ed Burrows (as Joe DeSantis)
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Cathy
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Sam Murdock
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A reluctant gunslinger tires of having to defend himself at every cow town he visits, so he adopts an alias and continues his wandering. At an outpost run by a father and young son, he gets involved with a robbery in progress, and agrees to take the son to the boy's uncle, a sheriff in Table Rock, for his safety. Once there he finds the town gearing up for the arrival of a cattle drive and the unruly cowboys. He strives to remain uninvolved as the sheriff tries to get his help with the cowboys, but the sheriff nurses bad memories from an earlier incident that may threaten his effectiveness. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A man like SHANE...the suspense of HIGH NOON!

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Drama | Western

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3 October 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blut an meinen Händen  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Wes Tancred: I was just telling Cathy I'm pulling out.
Sam Murdock: Oh? Well, any particular reason, Wes?
Wes Tancred: What happened to Ard out there?
Sam Murdock: Oh, well, they'd have strung him up anyway, so I did him a favor.
Wes Tancred: Well, I'm pulling out before you do me any favors.
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The Ballad of Wes Tancred
Music by Josef Myrow
Lyrics by Robert Wells
Sung by Eddy Arnold
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Tense western with a fine supporting cast
6 November 1998 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

As a director, Warren(Little Big Horn,1951) was either very hot or cold. He's hot here. The tension rises as the town braces for the insurgence of rowdy, often deadly cattlemen and copes with a sheriff who doubts his courage. Egan is superb as the man who has killed a blood-thirsty outlaw, now turned legend. There is enough action on hand to satisfy all and a rousing score by Dimitri Tiomken. One of the good ones.


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