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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mike Ryan
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Velvet Clark
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Molly Jones
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Sheriff Tom Jones
Darlene Fields ...
Rosa
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Farm Girl
Robert Griffin ...
Herb Babcock
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Billy Daggett (as Stanford Jolley)
George Chandler ...
Gus Withers
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Hank Moss
Herb Vigran ...
R.B. Davis, Justice of the Peace
Kitty Kelly ...
Mrs. Donahue
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Groom
Cynthia Chenault ...
Bride (as Cindy Robbins)
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Lazy Heart Ranchhand
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Storyline

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

Quotes

Billy Daggett: I can ask more questions and find out less from you then any man I ever knew.
Mike Ryan: Kind of a natural gift.
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Gunsight Ridge
Performed by Dean Jones
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cinematography and good cast make this film above average.
16 July 2007 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

There are two reasons why this western is above average: first the black and white cinematography of Ernest Laszlo. "Stalag 17", "Inherit the Wind"(where he got an Oscar), "Judgement at Nuremberg" are among his films. Second, the presence of Mark Stevens, as Velvet, a charismatic outlaw who manages to make his talent for playing the piano, the reason for all his crimes. Joel McCrea is good as always and the two women (one falls for McCrea and the other for Steven) add interest to the film, not counting the excellent Farm Girl who also falls for Stevens. In my childhood I used to love westerns where the outlaws used scarves as masks. Seeing this film makes me feel a child again, and enjoy every minute.


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