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Finger on the Trigger (1965)

PG | | Drama, Western | 1 May 1965 (USA)
At the end of the Civil War, a ragtag group of just-discharged Union soldiers clashes with a band of renegade Confederates over a golden treasure hidden in a deserted town in the Oklahoma ... See full summary »

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Larry Winton
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Adam Hyde
Leo Anchóriz ...
Ed Bannister
Todd Martin ...
Hillstrom
George Rigaud ...
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Silvia Solar ...
Violet
Brud Talbot ...
Fred (as Bruce Talbot)
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McNamara
Fernando Bilbao ...
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Slim
Eric Chapman ...
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John Clarke ...
Numitah
Beni Deus ...
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Guillermo Elias ...
Mike Daly
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At the end of the Civil War, a ragtag group of just-discharged Union soldiers clashes with a band of renegade Confederates over a golden treasure hidden in a deserted town in the Oklahoma Territory. Soon these rivals must make common cause in the face of an Indian attack. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Rational Necessity Dictates
26 May 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Like so many action stars of the second rank Rory Calhoun left for Europe to continue his career. Finger On The Trigger is his experiment with the spaghetti western. Unlike many he graduated into character roles in the Seventies and would be doing those for the rest of his life.

Nothing terribly original about this plot. Calhoun leads a disparate band of ex-Union soldiers going west after Appomattox to take advantage of the Homestead Act. In doing so he runs into some Confederates, some who know the war is over and are looking to rob some Confederate gold coming in from the west. I think we saw this in Virginia City.

The foe here is Indians and some renegades from Calhoun's bunch. The Confederates may not like the fact that the war is over, but rational necessity dictates an alliance against the Indians.

I'm not a big fan of spaghetti westerns because westerns are better done here in the USA where it's part of our heritage. Calhoun in the Sixties did some decent westerns for A.C. Lyles and others on this side of the pond. Finger On The Triggr isn't one of them.


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