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He Rides Tall (1964)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Western | 6 April 1964 (Sweden)
A rancher is pressured by his cheating wife and a gang leader, into trying to cripple a marshal's gun hand, after that marshal killed his murderous son in self defense.

Director:

R.G. Springsteen

Writers:

Charles Irwin (screenplay) (as Charles W. Irwin), Robert Creighton Williams (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tony Young ... Marshal Morg Rocklin
Dan Duryea ... Bart Thorne
Jo Morrow ... Katie McCloud
Madlyn Rhue ... Ellie Daniels
R.G. Armstrong ... Joshua 'Josh' McCloud
Joel Fluellen Joel Fluellen ... Dr. Sam
Carl Reindel Carl Reindel ... Gil McCloud
Mickey Simpson ... Onie
George Murdock ... Burt
Michael Carr ... Lefty
George Petrie ... Crowley
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Storyline

It's the last day on the job for Marshal Morg Rocklin who plans to get married. The new Marshal is due in town the next day. Unfortunately, a bunch of troublemakers are in town. Among them is rancher Joshua McCloud's no-good son who's bringing in a herd of cattle for sale. Immature, spoiled and quick tempered, the McCloud boy gets into an argument with his cowhands in the saloon and shoots one dead. The Marshal tries to arrest McCloud's son who draws on the lawman and gets killed. Postponing his wedding, the Marshal rides out to break the sad news to old rancher McCloud who has recently taken a young gold-digger wife. The old man drinks too much lately. The Marshal fears the worst for his meeting with the old rancher who doesn't yet know that his son was killed. To make matters worse, Bart Thorne, the McClouds' head ranch boss hates the Marshal and wants him dead. Written by nufs68

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THEY CRIPPLED HIS GUN HAND...and left him nothing to fight with...but his COURAGE! (original one-sheet poster) See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1964 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gun Hand See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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[Thorne refuses to come to Kate's aid when Apaches decide to abduct her]
Bart Thorne: I guess this is goodbye, honey.
Kate McCloud: You can't! You can't!
Bart Thorne: It's either you or me and you got no vote.
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Want to know about his Air Force Tour of Duty
3 September 2011 | by milwhitt702See all my reviews

When I saw the movie "He Rides Tall" on Encore Westerns, I immediately noted that his voice struck a chord in my memory. I am pretty good at recognizing voices of movie actors and people that I have met or listened to for many years. I still recognize the voice of Gabriel Heatter. When I found out Tony was in the Air Force, I felt that I had met him. Even his face became familiar. I just can't remember where I saw him, because I had been to so many places between 1951 and 1965. I served at Patrick AFB; K-14 Korea; Orlando AFB; Washington DC (twice); Hickam AFB, Hawaii; and Edwards AFB, CA. I have also lived in a lot of different places. I hope if someone sees this, they could give me some information on where we might have met.


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