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The Raiders (1952)

Approved | | Western | 2 March 1953 (Sweden)
A rancher who has staked a claim during the California gold rush goes after the gang of murderous claim-jumpers who have stolen his claim and murdered his wife.

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Lesley Selander

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Polly James (screenplay), Lillie Hayward (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Conte ... Jan Morrell
Viveca Lindfors ... Elena de Ortega
Barbara Britton ... Elizabeth Ainsworth
Morris Ankrum ... Alcalde Thomas Ainsworth
Richard Martin ... Felipe de Ortega
Gregg Palmer ... Marty Smith (as Palmer Lee)
William Bishop ... Marshal William Henderson
Hugh O'Brian ... Hank Purvis
John Kellogg ... Jack Welch
Frank Wilcox ... Sam Sterling
Virginia Mullen Virginia Mullen ... Abby Cummings
Margaret Field Margaret Field ... Mary Morrell
William Reynolds ... Frank Morrell
Carlos Rivero Carlos Rivero ... Ramon Castillo
I. Stanford Jolley ... Mountain Jim Ferris
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In 1849, during the California gold rush, prospector Jan Morell and his brother Frank plan to save enough gold in order to buy good farming land in the Napa Valley. One day, while Jan and Frank are prospecting in a nearby river bed, a gang of thugs and claim jumpers led by Jack Welch and Hank Purvis ransack Jan's cabin, steal his gold dust and kill his wife. One of the thugs, Purvis, also takes the cameo brooch Jan gave to his wife. When Jan and Frank return to the cabin and discover the tragedy, Jan swears vengeance. In town, at the local saloon, the killers spend their newly found gold loot at the gambling table. Jan and Frank arrive at the saloon where they start inquiring about the possible whereabouts of the gang who robbed them. The thugs are aware of this and decide to kill the two brothers upon their leaving the saloon. Frank is killed and Jan is wounded but manages to ride away. He is found by Mexican Felipe De Ortega who takes him to his home where his sister Elena nurses ... Written by nufs68

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Here come The Raiders - sweeping the gold plundering hordes from the face of the wild Sierras ! See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1953 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Riders of Vengeance See more »

Filming Locations:

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A great 1950's cowboy
16 May 2011 | by geoff-parsonsSee all my reviews

I hadn't seen this movie before or the actors in it but found it easy to engage with. Richard Conte plays Jan Morrell a gold prospector in California before it became a state of the union. His cabin is attacked by bandits who steal his gold and kill his wife. hey leave him for dead but he is saved and goes on the hunt for the gang.

The costumes are typical 50's with lots of colour and all beautifully clean. The girls outfits are stunning - Jan Morrell gets a choice of two new women in his life - I guess the frontier life meant that you had to move on quickly !

OK, it is a bit creaky here and there but if you want a good afternoon cowboy - give it a chance.


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