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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Complete credited cast:
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)
Rusty Lane ...
Sydney Smith ...
Van Steeden
Frances Morris ...
Mrs. Williams
Tyler MacDuff ...
Tom Williams (as Tyler McDuff)
Robert Adler ...
Ken Christy ...
Mr. Phelps
Tom McKee ...
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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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Release Date:

5 July 1957 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

3 laukausta  »

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The entire 75 minute film was shot in only five days. See more »


Brock is described as a "hot dog." The slang usage of that term to describe a person as show-off was not coined until the Twentieth Century. See more »


Brock Mitchell: It isn't easy joining the human race again once you've been drummed out.
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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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