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Face of a Fugitive (1959)

Approved | | Drama, Western | May 1959 (USA)
A robber in custody, becomes wanted for murder when his younger brother kills a deputy sheriff to help him escape.

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Cast

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Jim Larsen aka Ray Kincaid
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Sheriff Mark Riley
Dorothy Green ...
Ellen Bailey
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Reed Williams
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Janet Hawthorne
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Purdy
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Deputy Sheriff George Allison (as Francis deSales)
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Alice Bailey
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Danny Larsen
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Jake the Barber (as Paul Burns)
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Storyline

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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DANGER SHADOWED EVERY STEP HE TOOK! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Drama | Western

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Justice Ends with a Gun  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Opening credits: The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious, and any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional. See more »

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 George Allison: 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 George Allison: I'd be lonely.
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Sweet Betsy from Pike
(uncredited)
Written by John A. Stone
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An interesting minor western
31 March 2001 | by (Devon UK) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film for the fact that Fred MacMurray was the star and also because James Coburn played a minor role. The latter was noticeable even though he had only a few lines to speak. It was interesting to see him at the beginning of his career flash that big toothy grin of his. Fred was a bit staid for his role as a bank robber and with his honest looks not quite believable as the criminal type. He didn't seem to fool any of the supporting cast either. Perhaps that's why he changed direction in his career somewhat after this film. Still for a low budget western it's worth watching.


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