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Ride a Crooked Trail (1958)

 |  Western  |  September 1958 (USA)
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After robbing a bank Murphy assumes the identity of his pursuer, a famous US Marshal, when he stumbles into a town and is confronted by the local judge, Matthau. Murphy is forced to remain ... See full summary »

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Gia Scala ...
Tessa Milotte
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Judge Kyle
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Little Brandy
Eddie Little ...
Jimmy
Mary Field ...
Mrs. Curtis
Leo Gordon ...
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Frank Chase ...
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Richard H. Cutting ...
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After robbing a bank Murphy assumes the identity of his pursuer, a famous US Marshal, when he stumbles into a town and is confronted by the local judge, Matthau. Murphy is forced to remain as the new Marshal; an old flame, Scala, nearly unmasks him by accident, only to be forced to assume the ruse of being Murphy's wife. The "couple" given a house and respectability, which neither has had before. They maintain the charade to avoid hurting a young orphan boy, Matthau's ward. Scala is torn by her loyalty to boyfriend planning to rob the bank and growing feelings for Murphy. Written by Rita Richardson

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Alone . . . he faced the deadly crossfire of a killer mob . . . and a fear-crazed town!

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September 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der wei├če Teufel von Arkansas  »

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Tessa Milotte: Teeler is interested in that bank, and so am I. When I learn how this town works, he'll ride in with ten men, and do what you'd like to do.
Joe Maybe: You're still talkin' about the bank?
Tessa Milotte: Nothing else.
Joe Maybe: When you write to Teeler, tell him I got here first. And I'm not just talkin' about the bank!
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nice and little more
31 October 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

the cast makes difference in this case. the story, the end, the little tricks are old ingredients of genre. and performance, it can be only correct because it represents only part of machine. so,for not to be another western, this film search be a different game. the nice Audie Murphy gives all necessary nuances to his bad guy with good soul, Eddie Little represents ideal spice for a story of masks, using the Puck place and remembers from Lassie, but the key of film are Gia Scala in a splendid role and , sure, Walter Mathau.and this is the secret of this little film - the balance between humor and drama, the expected events in soft package. in same measure, good occasion to remember the "roots" of Henry Silva.


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