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Yuma (1971)

TV Movie  -   -  Western  -  2 March 1971 (USA)
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A tough marshal is sent to clean up a lawless western town.

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Marshal Dave Harmon
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Nels Decker
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Mules McNeil
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Arch King
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Major Lucas
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Captain White
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Rol King (as Neil Russell)
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Andres
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Caballo
Bill McLean ...
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Dave Harmon is a United States Marshall, who has been sent by the governor to the territory of Yuma. It seems that the law is not welcomed there; every marshall that's been sent has been chased out. But Harmon is a different story, upon arriving, he encounters two drunks and asks them to come with him to cool off, one of them pulls a gun on him and shoots, Harmon with no other choice shoots him. He is told that the man he killed is the brother of Arch King, a powerful man, who adheres to only one law, his. Later that evening someone breaks into the jail and lets the other man out and shoots him with Harmon's gun. It seems that the other man is also King's brother. Most people think that Harmon shot him but a Mexican boy whom Harmon allowed to sleep on the floor of the jail said that it was two men and that one of them's a soldier. Harmon is then visited by King and is told that unless he can prove that he was not the one who killed his brother, King will be back and will deal with him... Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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When the marshal orders the two brothers to drop their gunbelts in the saloon, Rol unbuckles and drops his, but his brother Sam doesn't and the marshal shoots and kills Sam. As the marshal is walking Rol to the jail, his gun belt is clearly visible, but when he gets in the office he is not wearing it. See more »

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Busted TV pilot
24 December 2013 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

It quickly becomes clear that the Aaron Spelling made for TV movie "Yuma" was really a disguised pilot for a prospective television series. The movie never lead to a series, maybe because westerns around this time were starting to die out, but more likely because this pilot simply isn't that good. The biggest problem with the entire movie is that it is really bland in several key areas. Clint Walker doesn't seem very enthusiastic, maybe because his character is written to reveal very little about him. He is more or less a stock character, which goes for most of the other characters in the movie. The story is pretty boring, with most of the movie devoted to characters speaking and very little in the way of action (and what action there is is not the least bit exceptional.) While this movie is easy to find thanks to its copyright not being renewed, leading to many DVD labels devoted to public domain movies putting it out, even westerns addicts should turn down the opportunity to see it.


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