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Domino Kid (1957)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Western | October 1957 (USA)
After the Civil War, a Confederate veteran must track down five outlaws who murdered his father and ransacked his farm during the war.

Director:

Ray Nazarro

Writers:

Kenneth Gamet (screenplay), Hal Biller (screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
Rory Calhoun ... Domino
Kristine Miller ... Barbara Ellison
Andrew Duggan ... Wade Harrington
Yvette Duguay ... Rosita
Peter Whitney ... Lafe Prentiss
Eugene Iglesias ... Juan Cortez
Robert Burton ... Sheriff Travers
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Storyline

Domino returns from the Civil War to find his ranch in ruins and his father murdered. Five men were responsible and four were identified. One by one Domino outdraws the four that were known, all being outlaws. There is only one left now. Domino does not know his identity but that man probably knows of Domino and his mission. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Wade Harrington claimed that part of Domino's ranch is public land so that Domino had no claim to it and couldn't use it, yet Wade built a dam on it. He was saying Domino can't use it because it's public land, but then he used it. Makes absolutely no sense. See more »

Quotes

Domino: That clock right?
Cantina owner: Si, senor.
Domino: Time I'm on my way.
Cantina owner: You cannot go outside in the street now. It is dangerous!
Domino: Why?
Cantina owner: There is to be a gunfight between an Americano named Strangas and the man they call "Domino".
Domino: How do you know?
Cantina owner: The man in the telegraph station is my brother-in-law. This Domino sent the telegram that Strangas meet him in the street here at 8:00 in the morning. You might get hurt, senor.
Domino: So I might.
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Domino The Ghost!
22 September 2013 | by hitchcockthelegendSee all my reviews

The Domino Kid is directed by Ray Nazarro and written by Kenneth Gammet and Hal Biller. It stars Rory Calhoun, Kristine Miller, Andrew Duggan, Yvette Dugay, Peter Whitney and Eugene Iglesias. Music is by Mischa Bakaleinikoff and cinematography by Irving Lipman.

Rory Calhoun is The Domino Kid (AKA: Cort Garand), who upon returning from his service in the Civil War sets out for vengeance against the five renegades who murdered his father. He quickly locates four of them, but the fifth man is proving illusive.

The script is a bit hoary, the formula unchallenging, and the very grand final shoot-out is as full of implausibilities as can be, but there's a good suspense quotient to this Oater that is most engaging. It also looks gorgeous, with the crisp black and white photography putting a tonally correct moody vibe on the story. Calhoun is a bastion of cool and hardness, quick on the draw and lobbing dominoes around to announce to his prey that they are up against a bad mutha. The requisite entanglements with cattle baron villain Wade Harrington (Duggan) and affairs of the heart are driven straight and simple, and the "twist" isn't really all that, yet this is well worth a look for Calhoun and B Western supporters. 7/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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