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A cowboy has to get 12,000 dollars in stolen bonds from the ex-girlfriend of his partner, or the gang holding him hostage will kill him.



(as Bronson Howitzer)
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Enemies Chained Together Like Mad Dogs!


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Release Date:

3 May 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Iron Collar  »

Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Producer Gordon Kay shot the film in black and white, to save money, which infuriated Murphy but the movie earned about the same as other Murphy films of the era. See more »

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Grim western but surprisingly entertaining
1 September 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. Having watched so many old westerns recently that lacked much realism, I found this to be quite a hard edged and grim atmospheric piece that I really enjoyed. Audie Murphy with his baby face can be very convincing and was perhaps a better actor than I previously remembered from when I was young, and I'm constantly having to remind myself that he was the most decorated American soldier of World War II. Kathleen Crowley,who I had forgotten about, was quite sexy in a mature way, and I grew to like her as her part went on. There's a great cast of old character actors who never fail to please in old westerns, Harold J. Stone, Skip Homier, L. Q. Jones, Strother Martin and Charles Drake. There's not a lot to not like I thought, although I kept thinking this would have been so much better in colour and wide screen which let it down just a little bit. I thought it was quite tense throughout, mainly brought about by the fact that Murphy is chased (and I love chase pictures) throughout the film by various characters and for the most part he has to outsmart his opponents and overcome them in spite of the fact that he rarely has the chance of acquiring a weapon. Very well made on what appears to be a low budget.

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