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Six Black Horses (1962)

 -  Drama | Romance | Western  -  June 1962 (USA)
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A beautiful woman hires a cowboy and the gunman who killed her husband in a fair fight, with the full intention of murdering the gunman.

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Ben Lane
Dan Duryea ...
Frank Jesse
Joan O'Brien ...
Kelly
George Wallace ...
Will Boone
Roy Barcroft ...
Mustanger
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Puncher
Henry Wills ...
Indian leader
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Undertaker
Charlita ...
Mexican dancer (as Charlita Regis)
Dale Van Sickel ...
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Audie and Dan Duryea are hired by a mysterious woman to take her across Indian country to her husband. On the way, she tries to seduce Audie by offering to give him Duryea's share of the money if he will help her achieve her real goal: kill Duryea for having killed her husband. Audie dreams of getting enough money to buy a ranch of his own, but his loyalty to his friend prevails. In the end, however, Murphy is forced to kill Duryea in a shootout when Duryea draws on him in a greedy attempt to finish the job even though continuing will likely get all three of them killed. After the shootout Duryea gets his final wish: a funeral carriage pulled by - you guessed it - six black horses. Written by Rita Richardson <RRichar790@aol.com>

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Ben Lane: They got a horse.
Frank Jesse: So?
Ben Lane: A good one they claim. They wanna make a trade.
Kelly: For what?
Ben Lane: You.
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String him up...from a wagon tongue?
17 February 2000 | by (Gloucester, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

One of a series of interesting westerns Audie Murphy made for Universal in the 50s and 60s. As in all of these oaters, many veteran performers turn up in various roles. This one is no exception.

Dan Duryea appears in one of his patented good bad guy roles as a character called, now get this, Frank Jesse. At the beginning Murphy is almost strung up for hoss stealin' by veterans Roy Barcroft and Bob Steele. What makes this scene unique is that they attempt to hang him from a wagon tongue, a method that I haven't seen employed before or since. Also, Republic serial veterans George (Commando Cody) Wallace and stuntman Dale Van Sickel turn up briefly as various bad guys.

The story is basically two drifters (Murphy and Duryea) hired by a mysterious and gorgeous blond (Joan O'Brien), to escort her across Apache territory to meet up with her long lost husband. There are the expected Indian attacks and of course, the final showdown between Murphy and Duryea.

The film is a good western competently handled. But what I still can't figure out is who the Joan O'Brien character is trying to signal during the trek across Apache country.


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