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Release Date:
20 September 1957 (USA) See more »
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Ellen Beldon is due to be hanged in Texas for the murder of her husband but Jud Farrow, ranch foreman for her uncle... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Rory Calhoun ... Gil McCord

Anne Francis ... Ellen Beldon

Vince Edwards ... Kell Beldon

John Litel ... Mace Beldon

Chuck Connors ... Judd Farrow
Robert Burton ... Nathan Conroy
Salvador Baguez ... Domingo Ortega
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Elby Kirby
Regis Parton ... Cliff Beldon
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beulah Archuletta ... Indian Squaw (uncredited)

Bart Braverman ... Pablo (uncredited)
Edgar Dearing ... Sheriff Jenner (uncredited)
Joe Haworth ... Haddon (uncredited)
Nolan Leary ... Judge Dwight Larson (uncredited)
Pierce Lyden ... Culdane - Sheriff of Beldon County (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard ... Townsman (uncredited)
Dan Riss ... Walt Bodie - Lawyer (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... Frank Cooper - Conroy Ranch Wrangler (uncredited)
Robert Robinson ... Townsman (uncredited)
William Tannen ... Deputy-Guard (uncredited)
Loren Wegeman ... Cliff Mason (uncredited)

Directed by
Ray Nazarro 
Writing credits
Buckley Angell (story)

Buckley Angell (screenplay) and
David Lang (screenplay)

Produced by
Rory Calhoun .... producer
Victor M. Orsatti .... producer
Original Music by
Albert Glasser 
Cinematography by
Harold J. Marzorati 
Film Editing by
Frank Santillo 
Art Direction by
William A. Horning 
Urie McCleary 
Set Decoration by
Henry Grace 
Hugh Hunt 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Rhein .... assistant director
Sound Department
Wesley C. Miller .... recording supervisor
Special Effects by
Lee LeBlanc .... special effects
Regis Parton .... stunt double (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunts (uncredited)
Other crew
Richard Michaels .... script supervisor

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63 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)
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The wrong (wo)man, 20 August 2011
Author: dbdumonteil

A very short western,clocking at hardly 70 min,but a fast moving one,well acted and with a screenplay which can appeal to ladies ,which is not obvious a far as this genre is concerned ;the background may be the wild west ,but the plot is sometimes close to detective story ,a whodunit (although you would have guessed who the culprit is in the first minutes!) ' Annee Francis portrays a young widow,falsely accused of her husband 's murder and sentenced to death (rare in westerns for a girl!);as her uncle helps her to escape (with Chuck "rifleman" Connors dressed up as a priest),the ruthless in-laws......well check the title .

Rory Calhoun is efficient as the hired gun ;he also produced this entertaining movie,which seems to suffer for its small budget :the last quarter seems botched,but the rest is pretty well done.

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