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Gunsight Ridge (1957)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Crime | September 1957 (USA)
Stage line agent investigates a series of robberies by taking the job of a deputy sheriff in a border Arizona town.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Darlene Fields ...
Billy Daggett (as Stanford Jolley)
Hank Moss
Mrs. Donahue
Bride (as Cindy Robbins)


The latest of a series of stagecoach holdups in the Arizona Territory takes place on a stagecoach in which Mike Ryan, undercover agent for the stage line, and Molly Jones, daughter of the local sheriff, are passengers. The bandana masking one of the robbers slips and he is killed by the gang-leader Velvet Clark. The latter masquerades as a respectable piano-playing citizen of the community. The townspeople are aroused enough over the continued robberies that they ask Sheriff Tom Jones to resign but they agree to give him more time when he takes on Ryan as a deputy. Circumstantial evidence leads the sheriff to Clark, but the latter kills him and escapes. Ryan tracks him to Gunsight Ridge where there is a showdown gunfight. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Only One Would Leave Gunsight Ridge Alive! (original poster)


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September 1957 (USA)  »

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In the final scene where McRae is talking to the girl you can see a car drive by in the background. See more »


[unknowingly, the farm girl picks up Velvet's bag of loot]
Farm Girl: My, this is heavy!
Velvet Clark: It's got everything I need.
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Gunsight Ridge
Performed by Dean Jones
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Gunsight Ridge is a "B" western with an "A " cast. Excellent story line ,understated score and fine photography all combine to tell the story of an agent played by McCrea who is sent to solve a series of robberies.Mark Stevens pretends to be a washed out mine owner while really robbing banks and stages. McCrea hires on as a deputy sheriff while investigating the crimes. When the sheriff Addison Richards is killed,McCrea vows revenge.Unusually somber atmospheric tone makes Gunsight Ridge a classic western. Rating ....Seven stars out of ten.

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