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Black Patch (1957)

Approved | | Film-Noir, Western | 15 September 1957 (USA)
A New Mexico Town Marshal, Clay Morgan, known as 'Black Patch' since he had lost an eye in the Civil War, takes his job seriously, especially after an old friend, Hank Danner, arrives in ... See full summary »

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Marshal Clay Morgan
Diane Brewster ...
Helen Danner
Tom Pittman ...
Flytrap (Carl)
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Hank Danner
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Holman
Jorge Treviño ...
Pedoline (as George Trevino)
Lynn Cartwright ...
Kitty
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Harper
Ted Jacques ...
Sheriff Ben Maxton
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Deputy Petey Walker
Gilman Rankin ...
Judge Parnell
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Luke the Bar-Keep
John O'Malley ...
Colonel Applewait
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Professor Dudley - Drummer
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Frenchy De'vere
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A New Mexico Town Marshal, Clay Morgan, known as 'Black Patch' since he had lost an eye in the Civil War, takes his job seriously, especially after an old friend, Hank Danner, arrives in town with his wife, Helen, who formerly loved Morgan. Danner is suspected of a bank robbery and Morgan has to arrest him. Crooked saloon-owner , "Frenchy' De Vere, sees a chance to get the bank loot, and he helps Danner escape and then kills him. Morgan is accused of the killing but nothing is proved and the bank money remains missing. Carl, a young man who Danner had helped, goes to Helen, who also thinks Morgan killed her husband, and gets Danner's gun and starts practicing with it until he becomes the fastest-gun in town, with one possible exception...Morgan, the man he intends to kill. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Low budget , but with an interesting plot ........
1 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

George Montgomery starred in several interesting westerns in a career that spanned several decades. This film, scripted by co-star Leo Gordon, was a very interesting change of pace for both.

Montgomery plays a one-eyed lawman, who once loved the woman now married to the character played by Leo Gordon. Gordon and Montgomery interact with great chemistry, varying between friendship and jealousy.

Leo Gordon was one of the great western villains and a pretty decent writer of scripts. In this film, he steals the show ---- playing a more sympathetic and well-rounded sort of cowpoke.

Not a great film, but western fans will like this one.


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