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Tension at Table Rock (1956)

Passed  |   |  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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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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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

ageing bar girl: What's the matter, nobody want to play with you?
Wes Tancred: Leave it alone, I'm not a trail hand.
ageing bar girl: It's OK, I've got time.
Wes Tancred: No you haven't.
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Soundtracks

The Ballad of Wes Tancred
Music by Josef Myrow
Lyrics by Robert Wells
Sung by Eddy Arnold
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Understated But Raw
21 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Better than Average Western with a Fine Cast and has Moments of Hard-Hitting Fisticuffs and Underplayed Suspense. It is a B-Movie that does have a Good Score and is in Color. It Relies on Melodrama and Good Dialog to Offset the Less than Sprawling Cinematography.

There is an Orphaned Youngster and the Characters are more Conflicted and Deep than in a Standard Oater. Richard Egan is Expressionless as is Cameron Mitchell and Dorothy Malone is Radiant and there for some Sexual Tension.

It does have a Laid-Back Feel and Never seems to Rise Above its Rasin' but there are Confrontations Aplenty and it is a Mature Movie. Definitely worth a View for Western Fans and some Others may find Pleasure in its Understated but Raw Roughness.


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