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Ranch of the Ruthless (1965)

Oklahoma John (original title)
Oklahoma Dan is sent into a small town ruled by the ruthless ranch hands of Rod Edwards. Danger abounds, as the last sheriff was murdered by Edward's son Jim and foreman Hondo. Oklahoma ... See full summary »

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Richard S. Hornbeck ...
Oklahoma Dan / John (as Rick Horn)
José Calvo ...
Rod Edwards (as Joseph Calvo)
Sabine Bethmann ...
Georgina White
Giuseppe Addobbati ...
Ken Hogg (as John McDouglas)
Tom Felleghy ...
Watson (as Tom Felleghi)
Karl-Otto Alberty ...
Hondo (as Charles Alberty)
George Herzig ...
Jim Edwards (as George Herzig)
Carmen Gallen ...
Dueña del Saloon
Jesús Puche ...
Cruck
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Remo De Angelis ...
Michael
Eduardo Lizarza ...
Criado (as Edward Lewis)
Leontine May ...
Señora Hogg
Fernando Rubio ...
Mejicano (as Ted Ruby)
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ...
Randy
Juan Torres ...
Amigo de Michael
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Oklahoma Dan is sent into a small town ruled by the ruthless ranch hands of Rod Edwards. Danger abounds, as the last sheriff was murdered by Edward's son Jim and foreman Hondo. Oklahoma calmly handles each threat as he fights to bring the evidence to light. Oklahoma vows to find the murderer of Miss White's father. Written by Anonymous

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11 March 1965 (Italy)  »

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Watchable European Western
9 December 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This a "town tamer " Western ,like such classics as "Dodge City " or "My Darling Clementine " ,and without ever approaching the heights of such quality movies it is a perfectly decent little movie,always assuming you can overlook some less than ideal dubbing . The local Mr Big is rancher Edwards ,whose men display open contempt for the law ,and whose son is a vicious ,bullying weakling ,hiding behind his father's power and reputation.The new Sheriff turns out to be made of sterner stuff than his predecessors and stands up to Edwards and his men ,finding time along the way for some amorous dalliance with the daughter of a man killed on Edward's orders.

There are hints of "Rio Bravo" in the characters of the town drunk redeemed by the support of the Sheriff ,and the elderly town gaoler ,a garrulous and verbose gentleman .These have parallels with the roles played by Dean Martin and Walter Brennan in the Hawks classic,

The movie is a sturdy ,uncomplicated and old fashioned Western that will be mainly enjoyed by those who like that particular genre ,


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