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The Tin Star
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Release Date:
31 January 1958 (Finland) See more »
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Plot:
A cynical former sheriff turned bounty hunter helps a young, recently appointed acting sheriff with his advice, his experience and his gun. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
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(6 articles)
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One of Fonda's Best Westerns... See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Henry Fonda ... Morgan 'Morg' Hickman

Anthony Perkins ... Sheriff Ben Owens

Betsy Palmer ... Nona Mayfield
Michel Ray ... Kip Mayfield

Neville Brand ... Bart Bogardus

John McIntire ... Dr. Joseph Jefferson 'Doc' McCord
Mary Webster ... Millie Parker
Peter Baldwin ... Zeke McGaffey
Richard Shannon ... Buck Henderson

Lee Van Cleef ... Ed McGaffey
James Bell ... Judge Thatcher
Howard Petrie ... Mayor Harvey King
Russell Simpson ... Clem Hall
Hal K. Dawson ... Andy Miller
Jack Kenney ... Sam Hodges
Mickey Finn ... McCall
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chet Brandenburg ... Townsman (uncredited)

Frank Cady ... Abe Pickett (uncredited)
Frank Cordell ... Posse Member (uncredited)

Richard Farnsworth ... (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Townsman (uncredited)
Duke Fishman ... Townsman (uncredited)
Allen Gettel ... Sloan (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Stagecoach Passenger (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bob Kenaston ... Hardman (uncredited)
Frank McGrath ... Jim Clark, Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)

'Snub' Pollard ... Townsman / Barfly (uncredited)
Bob Reeves ... Townsman (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Stoney ... Townsman / Barfly (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Townsman / Barfly (uncredited)
Tim Sullivan ... Virgil Hough (uncredited)

Directed by
Anthony Mann 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joel Kane  story
Dudley Nichols 
Barney Slater  story

Produced by
William Perlberg .... producer
George Seaton .... producer
Gordon Cornell Layne .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
 
Cinematography by
Loyal Griggs 
 
Film Editing by
Alma Macrorie 
 
Art Direction by
J. McMillan Johnson  (as J. MacMillan Johnson)
Hal Pereira 
 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Frank R. McKelvy  (as Frank McKelvy)
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair styles supervisor
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael D. Moore .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Hugo Grenzbach .... sound recordist
Winston H. Leverett .... sound recordist (as Winston Leverett)
 
Stunts
Frank Cordell .... stunts (uncredited)
Martha Crawford .... stunt double: Betsy Palmer (uncredited)
Richard Farnsworth .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack N. Young .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Van Cleave .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ric Hardman .... assistant to producers
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
93 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Sound Recording)
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Goofs:
Continuity: When the stagecoach driver rushes into town to report that they were robbed, there is a small trail of dust following each side of the stagecoach. When it comes to a full stop, the dust is almost completely settled down. Next they cut to a slightly closer view of the stage and surrounding areas, and the air is full of dust all over the scene, much more than the stagecoach ever caused to fly up.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Sheriff Ben Owens:Uh, ju-just getting the feel of these guns.
Morg Hickman:Where's the sheriff?
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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
One of Fonda's Best Westerns..., 24 June 2004
Author: Terence Allen from Atlanta, Georgia

...and that's saying a lot when you consider that he was in Fort Apache, My Darling Clementine, and The Ox-Box Incident. But this western, directed by the always dependable Anthony Mann, is a good example of a good story told without a lot of smoke and mirrors. The acting is dead-on, enough to convey character and emotion, but not too much to cheapen or overwhelm the story.

Great performances by Fonda as the grizzled veteran lawman/bounty hunter, Tony Perkins as the green, inexperienced town sheriff, John McIntyre as the town's doctor, and Neville Brand as the town bully. It is thoughtful and powerful, and displays a sense of right and wrong that is strong and uncompromising.

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