Fugitive bank robber Joe Maybe steals the identity of a marshal and rides into a town whose judge asks Joe to act as town marshal but an old flame almost betrays his real identity forcing Joe to claim she's his wife.
Audie Murphy is again the kid who puts on a badge to catch the bad guy, skillfully played by Barry Sullivan. On the way back to town the two develop a curiously close relationship - Sullivan passes up several chances to get away - but in the end Sullivan "asks for it" and Murphy obliges. Written by
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A month and half before production of Seven Ways from Sundown (1960) began, Audie Murphy separated from his wife. During filming the chemistry with co-star Venetia Stevenson lead to a well-publicized affair that lasted nearly a year. They had established a bond through their shared love of horses. See more »
Seven Jones (Audie Murphy) clearly shoots Jim Flood (Barry Sullivan) off his horse from behind, but Flood's bullet wound winds up in the front of his left shoulder. See more »
You know, you'd make a fair to middling bad man if you ever gave yourself half a chance.
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Everyone should see at least one Audie Murphy western in his life. This one is as good as any. Audie's a lawman charged with bringing elegant bad guy Barry Sullivan back to town in order to have him hanged. The problem is that, for all their difference, these two men become friends; and in time good friends. Sullivan teaches Audie a thing or two about life, and Audie gives Sullivan a lesson or two in morality. These guy complement one another. The dialogue is, for a low-budget western, often quite good. Everything happens as it should. The ending, while not a shocker, truly resonates, and makes us think about what we have just seen.
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