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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Sam Teeler
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Little Brandy
Eddie Little ...
Jimmy
Mary Field ...
Mrs. Curtis
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Pecos
Frank Chase ...
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Bill Walker ...
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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)  »

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Der weiße 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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Truly an uplifting story, with moral standing's ahead of its time
13 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I would have to say, walter matthau in this early supporting performance was truly a stage presence to have in a film like this. This movie being one that shows the lines and decisions that a born tough guy must make to decide whats really whats truly dear to him. Sort of a shadow to Audie Murphy's character was the young boy, who grew up also in a saloon, but never stood a chance to grow up straight until a man, such as himself took a stand against injustice and only then, was the young boy cured of the sins he was born into...

Excellent choice if you want to know what moral 50's Hollywood wanted to put out there.

Ritchie Fontaine


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