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The Duel at Silver Creek (1952)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 5 September 1952 (USA)
Marshal Tyrone and the Silver Kid form an uneasy alliance against a gang of claim jumpers.

Director:

Don Siegel

Writers:

Gerald Drayson Adams (story), Gerald Drayson Adams (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Audie Murphy ... Luke Cromwell - The Silver Kid
Faith Domergue ... Opal Lacy
Stephen McNally ... Marshal Lightning Tyrone (as Stephen Mc.Nally)
Susan Cabot ... Jane 'Dusty' Fargo
Gerald Mohr ... Rod Lacy
Eugene Iglesias ... Johnny Sombrero
James Anderson ... Rat Face Blake (as Kyle James)
Walter Sande ... Pete Fargo
Lee Marvin ... Tinhorn Burgess
George Eldredge ... Jim Ryan - Bartender
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Storyline

A gang of claim jumpers is infesting the territory, gaining ownership of undermanned mining operations through extortion...and leaving no live witnesses. But one victim, quick-drawing gambler Luke Cromwell, escapes. Meanwhille, Marshal Lightnin' Tyrone is also after the gang; recovering from one raid, he meets femme fatale Opal Lacy, who may not be healthy for him to know. When Luke, now calling himself the Silver Kid, joins forces with Marshal Tyrone, the gang had better watch out ...unless something drives a wedge between the new allies. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Gun Against Gun For The Rule Of The Town!


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Claim Jumpers See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

During the climactic gunfight where rider Rod Lacy is himself chased on horseback by the marshal and both then dismount to continue shooting at each other, Lacy astonishingly manages to fire 11 shots from what is clearly a revolver pistol (which normally fires only 6) before an attempted 12th shot reveals it to be out of ammunition, and only then is Lacy forced to reload it - he is out of frame briefly whilst on his galloping horse (the camera cuts to the chasing marshal) but could not have conceivably re-loaded during that very short time, and at no point throughout is he shown to be carrying 2 guns. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Sombrero: I'm reformed, but my friend here isn't. His name is Blake from Tombstone... and he don't like marshals.
Marshal Lightning Tyrone: Maybe there's a good reason why you don't like marshals.
Rat Face Blake: None of 'em lived long enough for us to get acquainted.
Marshal Lightning Tyrone: You've been meeting the wrong kind of marshals.
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Referenced in This Island Earth: 2 1/2 Years in the Making (2013) See more »

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They had one obstacle on their way: The Silver Kid
23 November 2003 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

This western is full of excellent action scenes from beginning to end. The color and cinematography are outstanding. Murphy is "The Silver Kid" , a man always ready to draw his guns. Stephen McNally is the sheriff, who cannot be fast on the draw because his hand is hurt, so Audie is helping him. The brawl at the poker table between Murphy and Lee Marvin is one of the best moments. Faith Domergue as the bad girl talks exactly like Marilyn Monroe. Susan Cabot is the good girl, Gerald Mohr is the real bad guy, and Eugene Iglesias is Johnny Sombrero, a bad guy who is not so bad. Don Siegel did quite a good job here, making a very enjoyable film, which together with "The Cimarron Kid" and "Ride Clear of Diablo" are Murphy's best westerns.


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