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Decision at Sundown (1957)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 10 November 1957 (USA)
Bart Allison and sidekick Sam arrive in the town of Sundown on the wedding day of town boss Tate Kimbrough, whom Allison blames for his wife's death years earlier.

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Bart Allison
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Tate Kimbrough
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Lucy Summerton
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Ruby James
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Sam (as Noah Beery)
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Dr. John Storrow
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Sheriff Swede Hansen
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Otis
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Charles Summerton
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Morley Chase
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Mr. Baldwin
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Reverend Zaron
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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 <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Opening credits: The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious, and any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional. See more »

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Several coils of rope hanging in the barn where Scott is trapped are secured with modern tape. See more »

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Sam: Bart, I think you done a fool thing. After all that searching around, it seems like you would have been satisfiedl to just kill him on sight.
Bart Allison: Even a rattler gives a warning.
Sam: Oh, yeah, well, if they give as much advance warning as you're givin' that Kimbrough, rattlesnakes would be as out-of-date as them dinosaurs.
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Unusual Western
9 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Randolph Scott, (Bart Allison) heads off for a town along with his sidekick, Noah Berry Jr.,(Sam) for a town where he knew he could find Tate Kimbrough,(John Carroll). Bart Allison was seeking revenge for what Tate Kimbrough did to his wife; this Tate fellow was in charge of the town and the people were really not too happy with his leadership. It just so happens that Tate is going to married a local gal in town named Lucy Summerton, (Karen Steele) and while the ceremony is about to begin and the preacher says, "Is there anyone here who objects to this Wedding" and of course Bart Allison says, "I DO" and this is when the entire town is turned upside down. This Western is like a sermon through out the entire picture and all kinds of moral issues are involved even though the preacher likes to hit the bottle. If you look real close you will see a very old time veteran actor playing a bad dude, Bob Steele. You really will not believe how this picture ENDS.


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