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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

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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1 May 1958 (USA)  »

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Shadow of Boot Hill  »

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Final movie of Fintan Meyler who worked on television shows before retiring in 1973. See more »

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Another good 1950s Western
7 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was an entertaining film...mainly for the dialog, which at times was hilarious. For example: Saloon scene: When her client passes out, Jill (saloon owner) tells her: "Don't worry..you'll still get your percentage..but girl complains bitterly: "He wasn't even a gentleman..didn't take his hat off! to which Jill replied: "The ones that bother me are the one who don't take their boots off!" When in a western have you ever heard anything close to that in its implications? Bronson is as my mom would say "so homely, he is good looking." Good thing he kept that mop of hair his whole life. John Carradine was super fun to watch...his every word..his facial machinations..his "I've seen it all" attitude. It was very well cast and at times, almost had a "comic book" feel to it. By that I mean, the people were more like caricatures than real people. Yes, if it comes your way and you like 50s westerns, see it!


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