Tom Walker,former All-American fullback who gave up football to enter the ministry, returns to his old home town for his first assignment under the church Bishop , an old friend of his ... See full summary »
Alfred E. Green
When Bob "Bitter Creek" Yauntis (Rod Cameron)is accused by Belle Starr (Isabel Jewell), Queen of the outlaws of Cherokee Flats, of disobeying her orders and killing the local Marshal, he is enraged and kills her. He takes charge of the gang. The new Marshal, Tom Jackson (George Montgomery), meets Rose (Ruth Roman), Belles's daughter who thinks Tom is responsible for her mother's death. He sets out to track down the gang and prove his innocence to Rose.Written by
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Rod Cameron and Ruth Roman, outlaws, very good film
Whoever lived through the old westerns will remember how we were always looking forwards to break the clichés, to see something different. The movies used to flirt with us specially in the trailers, by making the heroes seem to be bad. But there was always a catch, and at the end all would go back to the standard plot. Perhaps this explains why I felt thrilled seeing the pretty Ruth Roman being a bandit and at a certain point wearing the handkerchief mask. Whoever would not recognize her without the mask would have to be blind! But it was charming, and worth it. I am sure that was part of the trailer. And what about Rod Cameron as the bad guy? That was a great idea and he gives the best performance of all his films that I have seen. I have a certain difficulty to accept George Montgomery's hairstyle popular in the fifties, but awkward in our present days, but he was an OK actor and I always enjoyed his films, specially this one. Belle Starr's daughter is an amazingly well done unpretentious western directed by the efficient Lesley Selander
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