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Robbers' Roost (1955)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 30 May 1955 (USA)
Jim Tex Wall is searching for three men who killed his wife and stole his horses and finds them working for a gang of cattle rustlers engaged in a turf war with a rival gang of outlaws.

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Sidney Salkow

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John O'Dea (screenplay), Sidney Salkow (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Montgomery ... Jim 'Tex' Wall
Richard Boone ... Hank Hays
Sylvia Findley Sylvia Findley ... Helen Herrick
Bruce Bennett ... 'Bull' Herrick
Peter Graves ... Heesman
Tony Romano Tony Romano ... Happy Jack
Warren Stevens ... Smokey
William Hopper ... Robert Bell
Stanley Clements ... Chuck
Leo Gordon ... Jeff
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Jim "Tex" Wall (George Montgomery), searching for the last of the three men who raped and killed his wife, joins a gang of cattle rustlers led by Hank Hays (Richard Boone). Both Hays' outlaws and a rival gang headed by Heesman (Peter Graves), have been hired as ranch hands by "Bull" Herrick (Bruce Bennett), a cripple who owns a large cattle ranch and wants to get his large herd to market. He theorizes that the two gangs will be kept busy watching each other and neither will rustle his cattle. Helen (Sylvia Findley) has little faith in her brother's contrived plan, and hates and distrusts both groups. She begins to soften toward Jim, but abruptly changes when she sees a reward poster which says he has killed two men. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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OUTLAW GANG WAR! (original ad - all caps) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zane Grey's Robbers' Roost See more »

Filming Locations:

Durango, Mexico

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (photographed in) (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Robbers' Roost
(uncredited)
Music by Tony Romano
Lyrics by John Bradford and Pat Silver (as Barbara Hayden)
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Zane Grey tale of an agenda
3 July 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

George Montgomery has as his source for this western no less a western writer than Zane Grey in Robber's Roost. Two outlaw gangs, one headed by Richard Boone the other by Peter Graves are employed at the ranch owned by brother and sister Bruce Bennett and Sylvia Findlay.

Bennett who is now a paraplegic for reasons not really explained in the story has hired two outlaw gangs as ranch hands, the theory being that one will watch the other especially since Boone and Graves hate each other's guts. It actually works for a while.

Into the mix comes Montgomery who joins up with Boone's gang. He's got his own agenda for mixing in all of this business. And he too is a wanted man.

The Zane Grey story translates well to the big screen. This is definitely one of George Montgomery's better B westerns.


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