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Face of a Fugitive (1959)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  May 1959 (USA)
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A man who was falsly accused for murder escapes the sheriffs and starts a new life in a town at the border of the States to Mexico. But he cannot settle in peace as his chasers are trying ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Jim Larsen aka Ray Kincaid
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Sheriff Mark Riley
Dorothy Green ...
Ellen Bailey
Alan Baxter ...
Reed Williams
Myrna Fahey ...
Janet Hawthorne
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Purdy
Francis De Sales ...
Deputy Sheriff George Allison (as Francis deSales)
Gina Gillespie ...
Alice Bailey
Ron Hayes ...
Danny Larsen
Paul E. Burns ...
Jake the Barber (as Paul Burns)
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A man who was falsly accused for murder escapes the sheriffs and starts a new life in a town at the border of the States to Mexico. But he cannot settle in peace as his chasers are trying to find him. Written by Volker Boehm

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Of all the hunters he alone knew the fugitive's face - because it was his own! See more »

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Western

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May 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Auf heißer Fährte  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Eastman Color)

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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

In the climactic scene, when the damaged player piano runs down, its pitch slides downward, like a tape recording slowing down. Indeed, electric player pianos didn't exist until the 20th century, anyway - the early ones were all treadle-operated. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[the train carrying the Deputy Sheriff and his prisoner, Jim Larsen, pulls into the depot at Porter]
Deputy Sheriff: We'll be in Porter for a few minutes. Want some air, Jim?
Jim Larsen: Why don't you get off without me?
Deputy Sheriff: I'd be lonely.
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Sweet Betsy from Pike
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Written by John A. Stone
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Kept Me Awake
6 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was trying to sleep and came across this on the Western channel. It kept me up. The first time I saw Fred MacMurray was on reruns of "My Three Sons" when I was little. Then when I saw him in "Double Indemity," my whole opinion of him changed. He does very well as the anti-hero here. I didn't see the beginning of the movie so all I knew going on is that he is bank robber and while he is a "bad" guy," you start to want him to be happy. I won't give away too much of the movie, but it is definitely worth a look. The subtleness of the acting styles has a lot to be desired and the way the romance is handled is great. Like in all old (and new) movies, it happens quickly, but you believe it because the two people have a need that draws them together. I wasn't expecting the shoot out at the end to go the way it did. Yet, well, I can't say how it ends, but it was very well done.


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