A year after a violent train robbery the Pinkerton detective agency hires a bounty hunter to find the three remaining killers. He tracks them to Twin Forks but has no clue to their identity... See full summary »
André De Toth
Army veterans, just mustered out of the service, are going to the one of the men's brothers ranch on their way West. Just as they arrive, Indians attack the ranch and kill the brother. The ... See full summary »
Richard L. Bare
Bart Allison arrives in Sundown planning to kill Tate Kimbrough. Three years earlier he believed Kimbrough was responsible for the death of his wife. He finds Kimbrough and warns him he is going to kill him but gets pinned down in the livery stable with his friend Sam by Kimbrough's stooge Sheriff and his men. When Sam is shot in the back after being told he could leave safely, some of the townsmen change sides and disarm the Sheriff's men forcing him to face Allison alone. Taking care of the Sheriff, Allison injures his gun hand and must now face Kimbrough left-handed. Written by
Maurice VanAuken <firstname.lastname@example.org>
At the beginning when you first see Tate Kimbrough, you can see the fingernail on his left index finger is black, indicating he bruised it at some point around filming. See more »
Several coils of rope hanging in the barn where Scott is trapped are secured with modern tape. See more »
John, we just can't let him ride away. If it wasn't for him...
Dr. John Storrow:
Yes, he changed things for everybody in town. But, unfortunately, there's nothing we can do for him. I'll tell you one thing, none of us will ever forget the day that Bart Allison spent in Sundown.
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This film pretty much maintains all its scenes within the town of Sunrise, where Bart Allison (Randolph Scott) and his partner Sam (Noah Beery) arrive on the day of the marriage of Tate Kimbrough (John Carroll) to Lucy Summerton (Karen Steele). As such, it lacks the scenic beauty that a lot of westerns have taken advantage of, and instead builds up the interesting story behind the vengeful character played by Scott. The town of Sunrise is under the control of Kimbrough who's marrying Lucy though his real girlfriend is Ruby James (Valerie French) who works at the saloon. The film's biggest drawback is that it's so stagey, with a drawn out gunfight where Scott and Beery are holed up in a livery stable while Kimbrough's men shoot out the windows from various strategic locations. Needless to say it's certainly not that exciting or realistic, but director Bud Boeticher did a fine job nonetheless with the pace to keep one's interest. For a western, Scott's role is quite extraordinary, and though you think all of the characters are stereotypes, the story expands enough to give them some interesting individuality.
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