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Red Sundown (1956)

Passed | | Action, Drama, Romance | March 1956 (USA)
A gunfighter takes a deputy sheriff job in a town caught in a feud between a powerful rancher and small farmers.

Director:

Jack Arnold

Writers:

Martin Berkeley (screenplay), Lewis B. Patten (novel)
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Complete credited cast:
Rory Calhoun ... Alec Longmire
Martha Hyer ... Caroline Murphy
Dean Jagger ... Sheriff Jade Murphy
Robert Middleton ... Rufus Henshaw
Grant Williams ... Chet Swann
Lita Baron ... Maria
James Millican ... Bud Purvis
Trevor Bardette ... Sam Baldwin
Leo Gordon ... Rod Zellman
David Kasday ... Hughie Clore
Terry Gilkyson Terry Gilkyson ... Title Song Vocalist (voice)
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When his life is saved in a shootout by a fellow gunman whose life he in turn had saved, Alex Longmire promises to give up his way of life. Riding into town he finds the only job available is deputy to sheriff Jade Murphy, an honest man caught between small farmers and a local cattle baron. And he has a pretty daughter. So Longmire decides to stay and see if he can use his expertise with firearms for good. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Out of Texas he rode INTO THE FURY OF DURANGO'S WILDEST HOUR! (original print ad - mostly caps)


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Trivia

Final film of James Millican. He had already been diagnosed with cancer when he made the film and would die before the film premiered. He was 45 years old. See more »

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Features Dawn at Socorro (1954) See more »

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Red Sundown
Written and Performed by Terry Gilkyson
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Goid vs Evil
17 February 2019 | by mps-35068See all my reviews

A gunman who was a paid killer who didn't love killing. A fellow gunman gave his life so his new friend can live and do good. Made the decision to fight land baron as a deputy along with the sheriff who believed in him. This was a film i never saw before with rorey in starring role. Good story, well written with goid supporting cast in a dusty, dry town somewhere in the south west. Worth watching for lover's of westerns especially of the 1950s golden era. The End


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

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