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Black Patch (1957)

Approved | | 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
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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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The cloud he lived under was as black as his patch (original insert card) See more »

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15 September 1957 (USA)  »

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Der Einäugige  »

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An unusual western
12 June 2017 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

An offbeat Western. Scripted by Gordon, who also takes the role of the friend turned bankrobber that marshal Montgomery is accused of murdering for the Money, Black Patch is directed with verve by Miner, a protégé of Robert Aldrich. Pittman contributes a distinctly modern interpretation of his role as the distraught teenager who faces up to Montgomery at the climax.

Phil Hardy


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