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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 »
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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
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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>

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

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bandidos en la sierra See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Final film of Sara Allgood. See more »

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

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

Soundtracks

THE WHALE SONG
Written and Performed by Burl Ives
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Outstanding Color Western
3 February 2015 | by cacorbettSee all my reviews

This lesser known Western film features WWII hero Audie Murphy as a young Mountain dweller on the hideout for years with his Dad , played by the great Dean Jagger. As Murphy is forced to confront Horse Thieves and Town crooks, he demonstrates once again that fierce toughness we so often see in all his roles.

The great Burl Ives is terrific as a singing troubadour friend of Murphy. The outdoor cinematography is stunningly beautiful and we are also treated to early screen appearances by young Tony Curtis and James Arness as two rough and tumble bad guys. Lotsa action and cool dialogue.

The storyline is solid, though a little familiar. An enjoyable film and a treat for those fortunate enough to see this rarely shown film !!


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