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Face of a Fugitive (1959)

 -  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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DANGER SHADOWED EVERY STEP HE TOOK! (original print ad - all caps) 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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(Eastmancolor)

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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
Written by John A. Stone
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Fred MacMurray shines in this movie
29 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The actor who all of us known from "My Three Sons" also did a few Westerns in his career and this one, Face of a Fugitive, is one of those. Others include Good Day for a Hanging and At Gunpoint. Out of the ones I've seen him in, this is my second-favorite. I like this movie a lot for many reasons. There is a good gunfight at the end, which is worlds better than some of the other ones we see in old 50s movies. The cast is well talented and the plot was very believable. Starring along with Fred MacMurray is Lin McCarthy and Dorothy Green. And there is also the famous James Coburn and an actor who I'm sure none of you have ever heard about, but he played the main villain of the show: the rancher named Reed Williams. Played by a fine actor named Alan Baxter, who, in my opinion, should have gotten a better career fame than what he did. You can see Alan Baxter in a lot of Westerns. He was also in Chisum as the governor, a few "Gunsmoke" episodes, and several other movies. Overall, Face of a Fugitive is a good movie and definitely worth checking out. And if you liked Fred MacMurray's performance in this, then you will definitely like Good Day for a Hanging.


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