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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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Julie Williams
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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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Sam King
Robert Phillips ...
Sanders
Miguel Alejandro ...
Andres
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Caballo
Bill McLean ...
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Napoleon Whiting ...
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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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Not at all a bad TV Western
18 July 2004 | by (Calgary AB Canada) – See all my reviews

"Yuma" is hardly great art, nor even a great Western. It is a good TV Western, and a good TV mystery. The cast of stalwart TV regulars, a post-Cheyenne Clint Walker as well as the lovely Kathryn Hays (Gem of the odd Star Trek episode "The Empath" I believe)make for good viewing. Peter Mark Richman brings his unusual screen presence and the writing is rather good. Walker's character has a tragic back-story that supports his gritty determination. Morgan Woodward brings his usual strong Western presence (again a guest star from Star Trek). In many ways a cross between a fifties Western and a sixties mystery, "Yuma" is not at all a bad way to take a break from the challenges of everyday life in the 21st century. The kid is not all that irritating.


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