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Cast a Long Shadow (1959)

Approved | | Western | September 1959 (USA)
A young man without surname inherits a big indebted ranch and has to prove his worthiness managing a cattle drive

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Matt Brown
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Janet Calvert
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Chip Donohue
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Sam Mullen
Rita Lynn ...
Hortensia
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Preacher Harrison
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Charlotte Calvert
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Eph Brown (as Stacy S. Harris)
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Hugh Rigdon
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Noah Pringle
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Storyline

Matt Brown is a penniless drunk who gets into brawls often times. He also plays poker when he has money. During a fight over a poker game, Matt is saved by Chip Donahue, the foreman of the Keenan ranch. Chip tels Matt that old man Jake Keenan died and he left his 87,000 acre ranch and fortune to Matt. Keenan had no family other than his illegitimate son, Matt. Whilst he was alive, old man Keenan never recognized Matt as his son and also treated Matt's mother very badly. Back at the ranch in Lobos, New Mexico, Matt rekindles his relationship with his former girlfriend, Janet Calvert. They decide to marry, despite her brothers' reluctance to accept Matt and in spite of Sam Mullen's advances toward Janet. Her brothers would rather see her marry Sam Mullen than Matt. When Janet's mother gives her blessings to Matt, things calm down and a celebration starts. Meanwhile, Chip Donahue the ranch foreman, discovers bank documents in the ranch's safe. These documents show that old man Jake ... Written by nufs68

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The roughest vengeance-trail a man ever rode !

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Sombras del pasado  »

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Janet Calvert: You talk about how you grow and how a big shadow you're going to cast. Matt, you're getting smaller.
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Nearer, My God, to Thee
(uncredited)
Written by Sarah Flower Adams
Performed by Denver Pyle and the church congregation
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12 September 2001 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I love Audie Murphy but this one misses the mark by a long way. The melodramatic music doesn't make up for the below-par performances and cheap production (made in black & white to save money, no doubt). You feel no sympathy for any of the characters who are mercenary and totally unlikeable. Finally it reaches a stage where you couldn't care less how it ends. Dire!


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