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City of Bad Men (1953)

Approved | | Western | 20 October 1953 (USA)
After six years spent in Mexico a penniless Brett Stanton and his gang return to Carson City intending to make a quick dishonest buck.

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Harmon Jones
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jeanne Crain ... Linda Culligan
Dale Robertson ... Brett Stanton
Richard Boone ... John Ringo
Lloyd Bridges ... Gar Stanton
Carole Mathews ... Cynthia London
Carl Betz ... Deputy Phil Ryan
Whitfield Connor ... Jim London
Hugh Sanders ... Sheriff Bill Gifford
Rodolfo Acosta ... Joe Mendoza
Pascual García Peña Pascual García Peña ... Pig
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Storyline

Outlaw Brett Stanton and his gang, which includes his brother, Gar,ride into Carson City, Nevada, which is filled with people who have come there from all over to see the Heavyweight Championship prizefight between James J. "Gentleman Jim" Corbett and Bob Fitzsimmons. Broke and disgruntled, the gang asks Bret what he intends to do, and he tells them he is planning the biggest haul they have ever made. But gangs led by Johnny Ringo and Bob Thraikill are also in town with plans of their own, and no intention of abiding by Brett's plan. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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You Ride into Carson City AT THE HEIGHT OF ITS GUN-SLINGING GLORY ON THE EVE OF THE CORBETT-FITZSIMMONS FIGHT! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fight Town See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$740,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Leo Gordon. See more »

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The promotional banner above the main street states "Welshman Bob Fitzsimmons". He was in fact a Cornishman.* See more »

Quotes

Cynthia London: For the first time, I'm glad I came out here.
Brett Stanton: If you didn't want to come, what brought you?
Cynthia London: Restlessness. I keep running after something. When I find out what it is, I'll stop. We're a lot alike.
Brett Stanton: Except I'll probably keep running.
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A great cast and an original story give a lift to this action/western
13 May 2000 | by buxSee all my reviews

Robertson, Boone, Betz, the lovely Matthews and the always great Bridges bring fine performances to this western with a "hook." The hook here is Fitzsimmons/Corbett boxing match held in Carson City, and our heroes are going to attempt to run off with the gate. The fight takes backseat to the romance and intrigue leading up to the big day. Of course our hero does the right thing, but it is interesting to watch how he gets to the right side of the law.


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