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The Storm Rider (1957)

Passed | | Action, Drama, Romance | March 1957 (USA)
Smaller ranchers hire a gunman (Scott Brady) to lead them against the big ranchers.


Edward Bernds


Edward Bernds (screenplay), Don Martin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Scott Brady ... Bart Jones
Mala Powers ... Tay Rorick
Bill Williams ... Sheriff Pete Colton
John Goddard ... Harry Rorick
William Fawcett ... Captain Cruickshank
Roy Engel ... Major Bonnard
George Keymas ... Apache Kid
Olin Howland ... Will Collins (as Olin Howlin)
Bud Osborne ... Toby
James Dobson James Dobson ... Frank Cooper
Rocky Lundy Rocky Lundy ... Bud Cooper
Hank Patterson ... Tom Milstead
Wayne Mallory ... Hanks
Court Shepard Court Shepard ... Brass Flood (as Courtland Shepard)
Frank Richards ... Will Feylan


Bart Jones (Scott Brady), a former gunman for a cattleman's association, is hired by a group of small ranchers and homesteaders to help them fend off a big rancher, Harry Rorick (John Goddard), who wants their land. They are unaware that Bart killed Rorick in self-defense. Bart falls in love with Rorick's widow, Tay Rorick (Mala Powers) and guns down a hired gunman brought in by Rorick, and brings peace to the area. Despite his love for Tay, Bart rides away, knowing that the killing of her husband will always stand between them. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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STRANGER (Scott Brady)...TROUBLE (Mala Powers)...SHERIFF (Bill Williams) (original one-sheet poster) See more »


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Release Date:

March 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Long Rider Jones See more »

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Regal Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Nasty past secret
3 January 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

With some bows to Shane this independent B western released by 20th Century Fox has a nice staying power to it. It's what they called an adult western with some very adult themes, not for the Saturday matinée kid of the previous decade.

The Storm Rider casts Scott Brady as a Shane like lone hand gunfighter who comes to town and joins the small ranchers fighting against the cattle association. Giving him a more personal interest is Mala Powers who used to lead the ranchers until he was killed. She even sells him a spread for one dollar to give him a rooting interest.

The cattle association doesn't take this lying down and they send a punk gunfighter played by George Keymas. Brady is all that stands between the ranchers and the association, but he has a nasty past secret that could blow up in his face if revealed to the rest.

The Storm Rider is a good western, but the small screen was getting overpopulated with them and they were for free. These type films would become scarcer and scarcer as the years went on. Brady himself took to the small screen in a few years with Shotgun Slade.

Still western fans will enjoy.

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