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Six Black Horses (1962)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Western | 30 March 1962 (USA)
A beautiful woman with an ulterior motive hires two gunslingers to escort her through Indian territory so she can be reunited with her awaiting husband.

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Frank Jesse
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Mustanger
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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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Drama | Romance | Western

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Seis caballos negros  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Burt Kennedy wrote this as a vehicle for Richard Widmark. See more »

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Frank Jesse: I got myself a policy: never do an honest days work unless it's absolutely necessary.
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Referenced in Matinee (1993) See more »

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connection between Fort Dobbs and Six Black Horses
27 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great western, I enjoyed Audie Murphy's performance.

At 38 minutes into the movie there is a story told by Frank about a past love in Bisbee who he later discovered was married to another man. He says it taught him a lesson, "Always check the brand to make sure you are not driving another man's stock".

That same story is told 50 minutes into Fort Dobbs (1958) by Clett (Brian Keith) and he says "Always check the brand first and that way you'll know if you are running somebody else's' stock".

Burt Kennedy (story)was a writer in both movies so he got a lot of use of this tale!


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