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Stranger at My Door (1956)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 6 April 1956 (USA)
Chassed by a posse, bank robber Clay Anderson, traveling under an assumed name, takes refuge at a farm owned by a preacher and his pretty young wife.

Director:

William Witney

Writers:

Barry Shipman (story), Barry Shipman (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Macdonald Carey ... Hollis Jarret
Patricia Medina ... Peg Jarret
Skip Homeier ... Clay Anderson
Stephen Wootton Stephen Wootton ... 'Dodie' Jarret
Louis Jean Heydt ... Sheriff John Tatum
Howard Wright ... 'Doc' Parks
Slim Pickens ... Ben Silas
Malcolm Atterbury ... Rev. Hastings
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Notorious outlaw Clay Anderson and gang rob the town bank and flee in separate directions. Riding hard, Clay's horse goes lame and he is forced to pull-up at a nearby farm. He soon discovers that the place belongs to local preacher Hollis Jarret, his new wife, and a son from a previous marriage. Clay, posing as a weary traveler, tries to insinuate himself into a secure hideout, but the reverend isn't fooled. He agrees to allow Clay to remain at the farm for a few days, but his motive isn't the preservation of his family's safety. Hollis reasons that, with time, patience and a lot of faith, he can convince the outlaw to turn over a new leaf. But Clay's criminal tendencies may run deeper than the preacher had imagined... Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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Your faith can't save this killer...he'll destroy our love! A preacher who shielded an outlaw to save his soul. while his wife fought his efforts to redeem a ruthless killer. See more »


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Goofs

When Dodie ran into the corral to rescue his injured dog from the bucking horse Lucifer, it was obviously a lightweight stuffed animal that he picked up from the ground. See more »

Quotes

Clay Anderson: For me, salvation is a clean pistol and a good horse.
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Connections

Featured in That's Action (1977) See more »

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MacDonald Carey And The Sinner
3 March 2020 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Skip Homeier is fleeing.a posse after he robbed the local bank. His horse goes lame and he pulls up at the farm of MacDonald Carey. Carey is also a preacher, building a church. Patricia Medina is his second wife, and Stephen Wooten is his son. Carey knows who he is, but agrees to have Homeier stay, looking at it as a chance to redeem a sinner.

There are subplots that come together, like Homeier trying to seduce Miss Medina, and a horse that is impossible to break. Despite the usual good handling by director William Witney, this Republic 'Shaky A' western is too neat and obvious for my taste. The scenes of Carey and Homeier trying to break the horse are well done. With Louis Jean Heydt (looking his age for a change) and Slim Pickens.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der schwarze Mustang See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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