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Showdown at Boot Hill (1958)

 -  Western  -  1 May 1958 (USA)
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A deputy marshal kills a murderer in a town that loved him, and when no one is willing to identify him, he can't collect any reward.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Luke Welsh
Robert Hutton ...
Sloane
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Doc Weber
Carole Mathews ...
Jill Crane
Fintan Meyler ...
Sally Crane
Paul Maxey ...
Judge Wallen
Thomas Browne Henry ...
Con Maynor (as Thomas B. Henry)
William Stevens ...
Corky
Martin Smith ...
Tex
Joe McGuinn ...
Mr. Creavy (as Joseph McGuinn)
George Douglas ...
Charles Maynor
Mike Mason ...
Les Patton (as Michael Mason)
George Pembroke ...
Sheriff Hinkle
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Mrs. Bonaventura
Ed Wright ...
Brent
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Bounty hunter Luke Welsh arrives looking for a wanted man. When that man draws on him he has to kill him. To collect his reward he needs a statement identifying him. But the man was well liked in town and no one will sign such a statement. When he outdraws another man who thought he was faster, some townsmen decide he should be killed and they organize a mob to go after him. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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A weapon in his hand made him Big....Powerful ! See more »

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1 May 1958 (USA)  »

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Shadow of Boot Hill  »

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In Sept. 1958, 20th Century Fox distributed this film on a double bill with Harry Black and the Tiger (1958) starring Stewart Granger and Barbara Rush. See more »

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Solid story with some action
26 November 2000 | by (Long Island Motor Parkway) – See all my reviews

This western with a message starts out fast with an early gunfight, but then slows down considerably & takes things at a leisurely pace for most of the remainder of the movie. Character development, especially of Bronson & his girlfriend, is very good, & meaningful issues are explored (e.g., "Is he a bad guy if he's a model citizen in his town, has helped his neighbors in important ways, but just happens to have killed three people elsewhere?"). The plight of short people is also explored to some extent. Overall, a solid story with some action. I rate it 8/10.


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