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The Plunderers (1960)

When four rowdy cowhands ride into a small town and make trouble, no one seems willing or able to take them on, not even Sam Christy, the toughest man in town. But then there is a murder.

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Rondo
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Ellie Walters
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Kate Miller, Hotel Owner
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Sheriff McCauley
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Jeb Lucas Tyler
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Mike Baron - Saloon Owner
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Davy
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William 'Mule' Thompson
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Jess Walters, Gen. Store Owner
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Joseph Hamilton ...
Abilene, Barfly
Kenneth Patterson ...
2nd Citizen (as Ken Patterson)
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Ray Ferrell ...
Billy Miller
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Four young cowboys, Jeb, Rondo, Mule and Davy ride into Trail City, Texas figuring on taking over for a while. Rancher Sam Christy, with a paralyzed right arm refuses to get involved against them, and Kate Miller calls him a coward. When Jeb kills the timid Sheriff McCauley, Sam goes to his ranch to get his gun. The boys are waiting for him there, and Ellie Walters goes to his ranch and finds him badly beaten up by Mule. The young Davy, shocked by the killing of the sheriff, quarrels with Jeb. He goes off alone and Sam captures him. Rondo, tries to force his attentions on Ellie, who shoots him when he draws a knife on Sam. The latter kills Mule in a knife fight, and Jeb bursts out of the saloon with two guns blazing. Sam shoots and kills him. The townsmen are for hanging Davy but Sam, realizing the young boy was the victim of a situation he didn't know how to handle---and one that the town should have never let develop---tells him to just go home. Sam and Ella watch as the boy rides ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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These Were The Four Steel-Nerved Young Hellions...Each Ready To Stand Up To A Ring Of Guns...Or Drag A Woman's Name Down To His! See more »

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5 November 1960 (USA)  »

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A classic black & white western
14 November 2009 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

The Plunderers are four youngsters who come to a peaceful little western town without any money. Actually they're no gunfighters at all but enjoy staying there getting all for free and watching how they can get the people more and more frightened. Onearmed Jeff Chandler wants to stay out of trouble but is increasingly convinced that something must be done to help the citizens against the troublemakers. Lovely Dolores Hart is the daughter of the local store owner and the Mexican youngster Rondo, played by John Saxon, pays a lot of attention to her. She tries to avoid him but with no success. The dramatic final scenes include an unusual fight with knives. This is a classic black-and-white western from 1960 highly recommended. You can easily find resemblances to Brando's 1954 motorcycle movie "The Wild One".


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