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Fury at Showdown (1957)

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After serving a year for a killing in self-defense, gunfighter Brock Mitchell tries to help his younger brother save his ranch but a crooked lawyer has other ideas.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Brock Mitchell
John Smith ...
Miley Sutton
Carolyn Craig ...
Ginny Clay
Nick Adams ...
Tracy Mitchell
Gage Clarke ...
Chad Deasy
Robert Griffin ...
Sheriff Clay (as Robert E. Griffin)
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Norris
Rusty Lane ...
Riley
Sydney Smith ...
Van Steeden
Frances Morris ...
Mrs. Williams
Tyler MacDuff ...
Tom Williams (as Tyler McDuff)
Robert Adler ...
Alabam
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Swamper
Ken Christy ...
Mr. Phelps
Tom McKee ...
Sheriff of Buckhorn
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Storyline

A gunslinger attempts to hang up his hardware and help his younger brother raise cattle. The local attorney, whose brother the gunslinger shot in a fair fight, is determined to swindle the men out of their ranch by preventing a supply deal with the railroad, then using his bodyguard to bushwhack the younger brother. Written by Anonymous

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5 July 1957 (Finland)  »

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Working title: "Showdown Creek" See more »

Goofs

When Miley Sutton (John Smith) is prevented from leaving the building after knocking down the banker, his right arm holding the gun is shown exposed to the elbow from inside the doorway, then the view switches to the same doorway from outside and only his hand holding the gun is visible. See more »

Quotes

Ginny Clay: My father is the law, but the law isn't always justice.
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Referenced in Shadows (1959) See more »

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Low budget, but high quality
8 August 2007 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Excellent collaboration between Oscar-winning cinematographer Joseph LaShelle and competent director Gerd Oswald tip the scales on the plus side for this B+ western. The big old Columbia western town set never looked more authentic. Dig the dogs harassing the stagecoach horses. The tracking shots and camera set-ups are all A picture quality. Note the use of the extras. Not the usual aimless wandering, but natural and with attitude. We often see the action from their point of view. Good stuff. The story needs it because their ostracizing of the young hero strains credulity. John Derek is a misunderstood hothead who wants to cool off but they won't let him. Very 50s. He and Nick Adams are very good and quite believable as brothers. The action (aka violence) is unpredictable, well-staged and bloody. The good musical score, played mainly by a lonesome harmonica and guitar, is by another Oscar winner, Harry Sukman. Was the last shot a happy accident or planned? It works.


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