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A Day of Fury (1956)

Passed | | Western | 1 May 1956 (USA)
When gunslinger Jagade arrives in a law-abiding god-fearing town he manages to turn the townsfolk into scoff-law sinners while the town Marshal is powerless due to a moral debt to Jagade.


Harmon Jones


James Edmiston (screenplay), Oscar Brodney (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Dale Robertson ... Jagade
Mara Corday ... Sharman Fulton
Jock Mahoney ... Marshal Allan Burnett
Carl Benton Reid ... Judge John J. McLean
Jan Merlin ... Billy Brand
John Dehner ... Preacher Jason
Dee Carroll ... Miss Timmons
Sheila Bromley ... Marie
James Bell ... Doc Logan
Dani Crayne ... Claire
Howard Wendell Howard Wendell ... Vanryzin
Charles Cane Charles Cane ... Duggen
Phil Chambers ... Burson
Sydney Mason Sydney Mason ... Beemans
Helen Kleeb ... Mrs. McLean


While on a manhunt the Marshal is saved by a passing gunslinger named Jagade. It is a time when law is coming to the west and when the gunslinger shows up in the Marshals' town the Marshal is caught between the town citezens fears and the debt he owes the gunslinger. The situation is further complicated by a previous relationship between the Marshal's fiancée and Jagade. Written by Dale Ray <daleray@jorsm.com>

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The Story of Jagade...last of the MAVERICK KILLERS! See more »




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In scene whete ladies are coming back in to town When they pull up in front of saloon. One of the cowboys has a fitted ball cap on. See more »


In almost every scene you can see that Dale Robertson is obviously reading off of cue cards. See more »


Vanryzin: Allan, you got to get back to the church at once! Preacher Jason is steaming up the crowd about Mr. Jagade. There's talk about burning him out.
Marshal Allan Burnett: Well, isn't that just what you want?
Vanryzin: Are you crazy? They want to burn down "The Silver Bell".
Marshal Allan Burnett: Well?
Vanryzin: I own the building!
Marshal Allan Burnett: And that's what makes it illegal, doesn't it?
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Referenced in Get a Life (2006) See more »


Oh, Susanna
Written by Stephen Foster
Arranged by Henry Mancini
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Town Full Of Hypocrites
22 April 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Two of television's best known cowboy heroes, Dale Robertson from Tales Of Wells Fargo and the Range Rider Jock Mahoney star in this unusual western about a town full of hypocrites. Imagine High Noon had we probed a bit deeper into the town of Hadleyville and its citizens who would not back up Gary Cooper and you have A Day Of Fury.

Notorious gunslinger Robertson arrives in the town and the townspeople are righteously aroused. They want Marshal Mahoney to just run this guy out of town. But Mahoney's life was once saved by him and with no wants or warrants out on him, Robertson is a free man until he actually commits a crime.

Which works out fine as Robertson bit by bit turns things around completely and it's the marshal these fine citizens turn on. You have to see how he does it, more I will not say. There's also the complicating factor that Mahoney's fiancé Mara Corday has history with Robertson.

A trio of standout supporting performances come from Jan Merlin as a local tough, John Dehner as the town minister, and most of all Dee Carroll as the spinster school teacher who is a repressed and tragic figure.

Mahoney and Robertson have some good chemistry in their scenes. A nice mixture of antagonism and respect goes into their dialog.

A Day Of Fury is a real sleeper of a western. Caught it by accident almost, glad I did.

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1 May 1956 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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