MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,024 this week

Tension at Table Rock (1956)

Passed  |   |  Western  |  3 October 1956 (USA)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 338 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 2 critic

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 »

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 230 titles
created 26 Apr 2012
 
a list of 421 titles
created 15 Feb 2014
 
a list of 576 titles
created 18 Mar 2014
 
a list of 30 titles
created 10 May 2014
 
a list of 138 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tension at Table Rock (1956)

Tension at Table Rock (1956) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tension at Table Rock.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A small farmer and rancher is being harassed by his mighty and powerfull neighbour. When the neighbour even hires gunmen to intimidate him he has to defend himself and his property by means... See full summary »

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Randolph Scott, Joan Leslie, Ellen Drew
Waterhole #3 (1967)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Sergeant Foggers and two confederate soldiers lay their hands on gold bullion belonging to the army, taking at the same time a certain Ben Akajnian hostage. Then they bury the loot near an ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Graham
Stars: James Coburn, Carroll O'Connor, Margaret Blye
Rio Diablo (TV Movie 1993)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A broom and a bounty hunter go after his kidnapped bride.

Director: Rod Hardy
Stars: Kenny Rogers, Travis Tritt, Naomi Judd
Arrowhead (1953)
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Chief of Scouts Ed Bannon works for the US Army at Fort Clark, Texas and he dreams of aiding in bringing peace to the region, despite opposition from both the Army and the Apaches.

Director: Charles Marquis Warren
Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Palance, Katy Jurado
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Texan Tom Buchanan is heading back home with enough money to start his own ranch, but when he stops in the crooked town of Agry, he's robbed and framed for murder.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Randolph Scott, Craig Stevens, Barry Kelley
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A deadly gunslinger travels to a town to shoot it out with a famed gunslinger turned lawman in a small town.

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Glenn Ford, Angie Dickinson, Chad Everett
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Larry Madden returns after several years still vowing to avenge himself against the humiliating whipping he received at the hands of cattle baron Tucker Ordway.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: Randolph Scott, Dorothy Malone, Peggie Castle
The Lone Gun (1954)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Cruze arrives in town and when he stands up to the three Moran brothers, he gets appointed Marshal. First the brothers kill a rancher while framing another man. But when the jailer is ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Nazarro
Stars: George Montgomery, Dorothy Malone, Frank Faylen
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Jack Slade, son of the famed lawman and man-hunter, is hired by a Pinkerton detective, Joseph Ryan, to help wipe out a gang of outlaws and train robbers, Billy Wilcox, Hary Sutton and ... See full summary »

Director: Harold D. Schuster
Stars: John Ericson, Mari Blanchard, Neville Brand
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In Oregon Country, 1868, several tribes of Native Americans have been placed on a reservation north of the Snake River. Here Doctor Holden has built a church, and many of the tribes have ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Jeff Chandler, Dorothy Malone, Ward Bond
Trooper Hook (1957)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After a band of Indians kill a group of soldiers, Sergeant Hook captures them and their leader Nanches. Among the prisoners is Nanches' son and the boy's white mother captured by them nine ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Marquis Warren
Stars: Joel McCrea, Barbara Stanwyck, Earl Holliman
At Gunpoint (1955)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The peace-loving owner of a general store, who became a town hero when he luckily killed the leader of a gang of bank robbers, is deserted by the townspeople who fear the threatened return of the vengeful bandits.

Director: Alfred L. Werker
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Dorothy Malone, Walter Brennan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Richard Egan ...
Wes Tancred
...
Lorna Miller
...
Sheriff Fred Miller
Billy Chapin ...
Jody Burrows
...
Harry Jameson
...
Kirk
...
Hampton
...
Jim Breck
Joe De Santis ...
Ed Burrows (as Joe DeSantis)
...
Cathy
...
Sam Murdock
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 October 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blut an meinen Händen  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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.
See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Wes Tancred
Music by Josef Myrow
Lyrics by Robert Wells
Sung by Eddy Arnold
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Surprisingly good flick
11 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had never seen nor heard of this movie, though it was made in the year of my birth. Typical of many westerns of that era, with some stolen themes, mostly from 'Shane', such as the subtle interest between the stranger and his new friends stay at home wife, and the brewing battle that you just knew the stranger would reluctantly join, it still had many twists and turns that were not given away. Egen was likable, but could have used a little more character development. However, his quiet acting approach mostly seemed to work well with the movie, and there was just enough action to let you know that this gunman knew his trade, and make you eagerly await the next show down. Dorothy Malone was fine, but she looked like she had spent all day at the beach, and was ready for a night out. She could have looked a little more 'frontierish'. The most interesting part of the movie was the friendship between our hero, and the gunman sent to kill him, a great touch. The music was very haunting throughout, and added to make this movie a hidden gem. Very enjoyable movie.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Composer Dimitri Tiomkin pgreenst-1
Discuss Tension at Table Rock (1956) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?