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Cast a Long Shadow (1959)

Approved | | Western | September 1959 (USA)
A young man without surname inherits a big indebted ranch and has to prove his worthiness managing a cattle drive

Director:

Thomas Carr

Writers:

Martin Goldsmith (screenplay) (as Martin M. Goldsmith), John McGreevey (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Audie Murphy ... Matt Brown
Terry Moore ... Janet Calvert
John Dehner ... Chip Donohue
James Best ... Sam Mullen
Rita Lynn Rita Lynn ... Hortensia
Denver Pyle ... Preacher Harrison
Ann Doran ... Charlotte Calvert
Stacy Harris ... Eph Brown (as Stacy S. Harris)
Robert Foulk ... Hugh Rigdon
Wright King ... Noah Pringle
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Matt Brown is a penniless drunk who gets into brawls often times. He also plays poker when he has money. During a fight over a poker game, Matt is saved by Chip Donahue, the foreman of the Keenan ranch. Chip tels Matt that old man Jake Keenan died and he left his 87,000 acre ranch and fortune to Matt. Keenan had no family other than his illegitimate son, Matt. Whilst he was alive, old man Keenan never recognized Matt as his son and also treated Matt's mother very badly. Back at the ranch in Lobos, New Mexico, Matt rekindles his relationship with his former girlfriend, Janet Calvert. They decide to marry, despite her brothers' reluctance to accept Matt and in spite of Sam Mullen's advances toward Janet. Her brothers would rather see her marry Sam Mullen than Matt. When Janet's mother gives her blessings to Matt, things calm down and a celebration starts. Meanwhile, Chip Donahue the ranch foreman, discovers bank documents in the ranch's safe. These documents show that old man Jake ... Written by nufs68

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The roughest vengeance-trail a man ever rode !

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Western

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Final film of director Thomas Carr. See more »

Quotes

Sam Mullen: I sure like that yellow dress. Why, you could even get hay on it and nobody would know.
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Soundtracks

Nearer, My God, to Thee
(uncredited)
Written by Sarah Flower Adams
Performed by Denver Pyle and the church congregation
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Audrey is never bad

Not his best but not his worst. He will always be one of my Western Heroes


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sombras del pasado See more »

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