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The Storm Rider (1957)

Passed | | Romance, Western | March 1957 (USA)
Smaller ranchers hire a gunman (Scott Brady) to lead them against the big ranchers.

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Bart Jones
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Tay Rorick
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Sheriff Pete Colton
John Goddard ...
Harry Rorick
William Fawcett ...
Captain Cruickshank
Roy Engel ...
Major Bonnard
George Keymas ...
Apache Kid
Olin Howland ...
Will Collins (as Olin Howlin)
Bud Osborne ...
Toby
James Dobson ...
Frank Cooper
Rocky Lundy ...
Bud Cooper
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Tom Milstead
Wayne Mallory ...
Hanks
Court Shepard ...
Brass Flood (as Courtland Shepard)
Frank Richards ...
Will Feylan
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Smaller ranchers hire a gunman (Scott Brady) to lead them against the big ranchers.

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STRANGER (Scott Brady)...TROUBLE (Mala Powers)...SHERIFF (Bill Williams) (original one-sheet poster) See more »

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Romance | Western

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Long Rider Jones  »

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Solid Little Western
16 January 2000 | by (Olathe, Kansas) – See all my reviews

Edward Bernds THE STORM RIDER is a pleasant, unpretentious little western that revolves around the tried and true formula of the conflict between free-range ranchers and those who posted barbed wire. There's a surprising amount of action, romance, tragedy, heroism and even a little philosophy bandied about in this compact story which benefits from good actors, a literate script and a certain atmosphere of foreboding claustrophobia. The interesting story is well presented and composer Les Baxter creates a striking score of orchestral variations on the old English ballad "Greensleeves" which is uniquely different from most of the other Western scores of the '50s, with its heavy overtones of loneliness and an elegiac bittersweet quality.

This is a quiet but effective little western.


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