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Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend (1957)

Passed | | Western | 4 May 1957 (USA)
In Medicine Bend, a crooked businessman has the town mayor and sheriff in his pocket while his henchmen raid the wagon trains passing through the region.



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Cast overview:
Capt. Buck Devlin
Ep Clark
Priscilla King
Dani Janssen ...
Nell Garrison (as Dani Crayne)
Sgt. John Maitland
Pvt. Wilbur 'Will' Clegg
Sheriff Bob Massey
Mayor Sam Pelley
Rafe Sanders
John Alderson ...
Clyde Walters
Elam King (as Harry Harvey Sr.)
Brother Abraham


Army veterans, just mustered out of the service, are going to the one of the men's brothers ranch on their way West. Just as they arrive, Indians attack the ranch and kill the brother. The brother was killed because he was using faulty ammunition that did not fire. Buck Devlin, whose brother was killed, musters out of the service with pals John and Wilbur and vows to find the men responsible for the crime. Written by JohnG2734@aol.com

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He called himself the 'Preacher'...and he wrote his sermon in lead!




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4 May 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Marshal of Independence  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Dani Crayne calls Randolph Scott "High, Wide and Handsome". Scott starred in a movie of that title in 1937. See more »


Kiss Me Quick
Music by Ray Heindorf
Lyrics by Wayne Shanklin
Sung by Dani Janssen
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A western with a religious twist
2 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend was entertaining, but not a great Scott western. I enjoyed the 'Quaker' touch though; for a western, it was different. Simply, Scott is out for revenge for his brother who was killed, along with his men, using defective ammunition. James Craig had substituted gunpowder with coal dust to make a larger profit on ammunition sold to Scott's brother and friends. He also cheats his customers and competitors in other ways; he is the original 'shoddy retailer of the west.' Along the way to revenge, he mixes with 'Quakers' and learns to respect their ways. In the end, there is a comedic brawl with the James Craig faction in which Scott exacts his revenge. Scott is ably helped by James Garner and Gordon Jones; with Angie Dickinson and Dani Crayne as love interests. This is a definite below average, though very entertaining, western for Scott. I give it a C-.

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