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Taggart (1964)

 -  Western  -  1 February 1965 (USA)
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Kent Taggart's family, with their cattle stampeded, are killed by those who started it. In a fair gunfight, he kills the man's son responsible for it all and when he runs, a warrant is issued and a price put on his head.

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Cast overview:
Tony Young ...
Kent Taggart
Dan Duryea ...
Jay Jason
Dick Foran ...
Adam Stark
Elsa Cárdenas ...
Consuela Stark
Jean Hale ...
Miriam Stark
Emile Meyer ...
Ben Blazer
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Cal Dodge
Peter Duryea ...
Rusty Bob Blazer
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Vince August
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Ralph Taggart
Claudia Barrett ...
Lola Manners
Stuart Randall ...
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Newly arrived settlers are attacked by local ranch owner Ben Blazer and his men. Kent Taggart sees his parents killed by Blazer's son, whom he tracks home. Taggart kills the boy in front of Blazer, himself dying of a wound, who then puts a price of $5,000 on Taggart's head, an offer enthusiastically taken up by ruthless killer Jason. Taggart has no option but to head out into hostile Apache country followed by Jason and other no-goods. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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1 February 1965 (USA)  »

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Cinco Mil Dólares Morto ou Vivo  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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An cut above the average actioner...
29 May 2001 | by (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

"Taggart" was an enjoyable little western from "B-plus" department of Universal. It has the look and feel of an Audie Murphy western, however an excellent story and the crisp direction by R.G. Springsteen, make it a cut above the average.

Tony Young plays the title character, a man wrongly accused of murder. Dan Duryea in yet another of his "smiling cad" portrayals, plays the chief villain. The biggest and most pleasant surprise is the casting of screen veteran Dick Foran as the heroine's father. Foran turns in an excellent performance, a fitting epitaph to his long career.

The cast also includes Jean Hale as the heroine, Emil Meyer (Shane) as the town boss, Peter (son of Dan) Duryea and David Carradine as gunslingers and western favorites Ray Teal, Harry Carey Jr. and Bob Steele in other roles.

"Taggart" is a good western.


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