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Release Date:
14 April 1957 (USA) See more »
MAN OF STEEL...OR TINHORN KILLER! He had to make his play...he was running out of time and territory! See more »
Jim Davis is a man on the run. He comes across the body of a dead man wearing the badge of a marshal... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jim Davis ... Jeff Harlan / The Stranger
Arleen Whelan ... Murdock
Carl Smith ... Sheriff Carl Smith
Harry Lauter ... Dr. Steve Hale, M.D.
Marty Robbins ... Felipe

Douglas Fowley ... Marshal Matt Brennan

Lee Van Cleef ... Shad Donaphin
Louis Jean Heydt ... Colonel Donaphin
Lawrence Dobkin ... Chickamon (as Larry Dobkin)
Eddie Crandall ... Pepe Joe
Darryl Guy ... George
Rick Vallin ... Deputy Jody (as Ric Vallon)
Edward Colmans ... Governor Ainley (as Edward Colemans)
Ramey Idriss ... Musician (as Ramez Idriss)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Coontz ... Cowhand / Indian in Knife Fight (uncredited)
Whitey Hughes ... Townsman (uncredited)

Directed by
Albert C. Gannaway 
Writing credits
Tom Hubbard (written by) (as Thomas G. Hubbard)

Produced by
Albert C. Gannaway .... producer
Tom Hubbard .... associate producer (as Thomas G. Hubbard)
Original Music by
Ramey Idriss 
Cinematography by
Charles Straumer 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lester D. Guthrie .... assistant director (as Lester Guthrie)
Sound Department
Leon M. Leon .... sound
Bill Coontz .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Robert Hinkle .... stunts (uncredited)
Whitey Hughes .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Hannawalt .... key grip
Editorial Department
Asa Boyd Clark .... supervising editor
Other crew
Jack Church .... technical advisor
Bill Coontz .... technical advisor
Darryl Guy .... production assistant
Richard LaCroix .... assistant to producer
Mai Santacroce .... script supervisor (as Mai Dietrich)
Bill Ward .... technical advisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Story of a Star" - USA (recut version)
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74 min | 29 min (edited)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono | Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Finland:K-12 | USA:Approved (certificate #18342) | West Germany:0 (nf)

Did You Know?

Edited to 29 minutes and retitled Story of a Star as unsold pilot for a proposed Western Anthology television series.See more »
Continuity: Near the end of the picture, as the good guys make their way back in to town following the clash with the Doniphan's, they're shown heading to Murdock's café, standing alone almost at the edge of the river. However all throughout the picture, Murdock's was right in the middle of town.See more »
[first lines]
Sheriff leading posse:Let him go. Even with a price on his head, he isn't worth chasing into Apache land.
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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A "B" western with a bit of a plot, 29 November 2008
Author: ctomvelu-1 from United States

Jim Davis, later of DALLAS fame, is a gunslinger in this hokey back yard western who assumes the identity of a recently deceased federal marshall when he runs into a town being run by bad guys. He quickly straightens things out and proceeds to move on, but things keep happening to keep him in town. There actually is a plot: the only rancher of any consequence in the area has badly infected cattle, and will kill anyone who tries to interfere. The town doctor stands up to the rancher and Davis and the local sheriff back up the doctor. A young Lee Van Cleef is the ranch owner's sadistic son. The action is intermittent at best and poorly staged, the soundtrack would have better been left without music, and most of the cowboys are clean-shaven and neatly attired in that 1950s Roy Rogers style.

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