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Stranger on the Run (1967)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Thriller | Western  -  31 October 1967 (USA)
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A drifter finds himself wrongly accused of murder by a power-crazed sheriff. The sheriff gives him a horse, some supplies, and a one-hour head start into the desert, then he will send his ... See full summary »

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Ben Chamberlain
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Vince McKay
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O.E. Hotchkiss
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Mr. Gorman
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Alma Britten
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Mercurio
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A drifter finds himself wrongly accused of murder by a power-crazed sheriff. The sheriff gives him a horse, some supplies, and a one-hour head start into the desert, then he will send his murderous posse after him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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man hunt | police | alcohol


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31 October 1967 (USA)  »

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Lonesome Gun  »

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Stranger on the Run
Written by Kay Scott
Sung by Bill Anderson
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Something of a gem
31 August 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I'd love to know more about how this made-for-TV movie came about. It's got Don Siegel for it's director and Henry Fonda leading a first rate cast -- Dan Duryea is a stand out as the older, wiser gun-hand well past his prime (although he's actual a year younger that Fonda, Duryea looks at least 15 years older, but I gather he was in ill health). Not to give too much away, Fonda is a bum who drifts into town and upsets the apple cart by inquiring about the sister of a friend. The story builds quickly and is intriguing, but it is the characterizations of the players that give the movie it's greatest appeal. Even the minor characters are given some depth and not just the stereotypical kind of depth that is generally used as a kind of short-hand. The production values are just what they should be and the photography is excellent. I would suggest you go out of your way to try to catch this little gem of a western.


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