6.8/10
507
10 user 4 critic

Sierra (1950)

Approved | | Western | 1 June 1950 (USA)
Hiding in the mountains from the law, father and son break wild horses until a lost female lawyer joins them to help clear their name, but some would rather see them dead.

Director:

Alfred E. Green

Writers:

Stuart Hardy (novel), Edna Anhalt | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Outraged by Redleg atrocities, the James and Younger Brothers along with Kit Dalton join Quantrill's Raiders and find themselves participating in even worse war crimes.

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Audie Murphy, Brian Donlevy, Marguerite Chapman
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When his father and brother are murdered by a corrupt lawyer and Sheriff duo, railroad surveyor Clay O'Mara plans his revenge, and is aided by former outlaw Whitey Kincade.

Director: Jesse Hibbs
Stars: Audie Murphy, Susan Cabot, Dan Duryea
Tumbleweed (1953)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When a wagon train is wiped-out by the Yaqui Indians, the surviving guide Jim Harvey is accused of desertion and cowardice but Jim escapes the town jail in search of the truth.

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Audie Murphy, Lori Nelson, Chill Wills
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Fugitive bank robber Joe Maybe steals the identity of a marshal and rides into a town whose judge asks Joe to act as town marshal but an old flame almost betrays his real identity forcing Joe to claim she's his wife.

Director: Jesse Hibbs
Stars: Audie Murphy, Gia Scala, Walter Matthau
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When whites hunger after the gold on Ute Indian land, a bigoted young man finds himself forced into a peacekeeping role.

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Audie Murphy, Walter Brennan, Lyle Bettger
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In Wyoming, mountain trapper Yancy goes to the nearest town to trade his pelts but gets into trouble when he tries to save runaway saloon girl Rosalie from her shameful job.

Director: Jack Sher
Stars: Audie Murphy, Joanne Dru, Gilbert Roland
Crime | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In 1875 a murderous outlaw gang breaks criminals from jail, uses them to help in crimes, and then kills them for the reward, when it goes high enough.

Director: Frank McDonald
Stars: Audie Murphy, Ben Cooper, Colleen Miller
Column South (1953)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Before the Civil War, Lt. Jed Sayre's efforts to conciliate the cavalry and the Navajo are undermined by his racist C.O. and Confederate sympathizers.

Director: Frederick De Cordova
Stars: Audie Murphy, Joan Evans, Robert Sterling
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A Texas Ranger must capture an outlaw and take him-in, while tangling with savage Apaches and greedy bounty-hunters on the way back to jail.

Director: Harry Keller
Stars: Audie Murphy, Barry Sullivan, Venetia Stevenson
Gunsmoke (1953)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young gun slinger tries to help a rancher and his daughter, save their land and cattle from an evil, wealthy land owner.

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Audie Murphy, Susan Cabot, Paul Kelly
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Mistaken for a murderous outlaw, an innocent passerby is forced to go on the run to try and clear his name by catching the real culprit.

Director: George Sherman
Stars: Audie Murphy, Felicia Farr, Stephen McNally
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Marshal Tyrone and the Silver Kid form an uneasy alliance against a gang of claim jumpers.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Audie Murphy, Faith Domergue, Stephen McNally
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wanda Hendrix ... Riley Martin
Audie Murphy ... Ring Hassard
Burl Ives ... Lonesome
Dean Jagger ... Jeff Hassard
Richard Rober ... Big Matt Rango
Tony Curtis ... Brent Coulter (as Anthony Curtis)
Houseley Stevenson ... Sam Coulter
Elliott Reid ... Duke Lafferty
Griff Barnett ... Dr. Hank Robbins
Elisabeth Risdon ... Aunt Susan
Roy Roberts ... Sheriff Knudsen
Gregg Martell Gregg Martell ... Tom Hogan
Sara Allgood ... Mrs. Jonas
Erskine Sanford ... Judge Prentiss
John Doucette ... Jed Coulter
Edit

Storyline

Ring Hassard and father Jeff, wild horse breakers, live in a hidden mountain eyrie because Jeff is wanted for a murder he didn't commit. But things change when they take in a lost young lady, Riley Martin, who finds that Ring has "never seen a woman close up." Jeff is injured, Ring runs afoul of horse thieves and the law, and Riley (who turns out to be a lawyer) labors to clear the Hassards; but others would prefer them dead. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Adventure ... raging to the very peaks of Excitement !

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bandidos en la sierra See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Final film of Sara Allgood. See more »

Goofs

The herd of 500 horses is barely even 100 horses. See more »

Connections

Featured in Biography: Audie Murphy: Great American Hero (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

DRIFT ALONG
Music by Arnold Schwarzwald (as Arnold Hughes)
Lyrics by Frederick Herbert
Performed by Burl Ives
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Solid Murphy film with great supporting cast
3 October 2011 | by fleurfairySee all my reviews

I'm always fascinated by a movie star's early work and even more so with Audie Murphy because this was just 5 years after his heroics in WWII. It's amazing to think how much transition this young man went through in only a handful of years. Murphy is a natural fit for Westerns with his quiet manner and brooding looks. Sierra is not often shown on television, but if you have the chance to catch it, you won't be disappointed. I'd say watch for Burl Ives alone, because his voice was timeless. Such beautiful simple little Western melodies are peppered throughout the film. What's also unique about Sierra is that Murphy is costarred by his then-wife Wanda Hendrix. Their marriage didn't last long, but their chemistry is very obvious. And keep your eyes peeled for a young Anthony "Tony" Curtis as a Coulter gang member.


12 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed