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A Bullet Is Waiting (1954)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 4 September 1954 (USA)
After crashing their small plane in the wilderness, a sheriff deputy and his prisoner take shelter at an isolated farm.

Director:

John Farrow

Writers:

Casey Robinson, Thames Williamson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rory Calhoun ... Ed Stone
Jean Simmons ... Cally Canham
Stephen McNally ... Sheriff Munson
Brian Aherne ... David Canham
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A policeman and his prisoner survive the crash of the plane in the mountains in which they were traveling. They seek shelter in the lonely hut of a man and his daughter... Written by Volker Boehm

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Após a Tempestade See more »

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Runtime:

| (Sony Pictures Television print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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In the shootout at the end, the rifle is clearly a small bore .22 caliber single-shot bolt action. However, the sound effects with each shot sounds as though it is a large caliber gun, with a loud boom and crack. See more »

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Jean makes this worth seeing
7 August 2011 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Not a western but an entertaining if improbable drama set in an isolated area in the west. Jean Simmons is full of guarded, wounded vulnerability, a very fine actress. She and Rory Calhoun make a surprisingly simpatico pairing. Stephen McNally's character is rather one note, a more distinctive actor could have perhaps fleshed it out but it doesn't hurt the film. Makes some observations about a man's true nature even if he has committed a criminal act. Brian Donlevy shows up near the end to act as a sort of catalyst for the resolution and is fine as always but the picture could have done without him. Not a classic but a solid film.


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