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Sunday, August 28, 2016


A great little western with Randolph Scott.

Scott plays Capt. Buck Devlin, a man whose brother was killed in an Indian attack after using faulty ammunition. Buck and his two friends, Sgt. John Maitland (James Garner) and Pvt. Wilbur Clegg (Gordon Jones) have all their belongings and money stolen while bathing and this leads them to Medicine Bend.

Buck begins to put the puzzle of his brothers death together when he finds that the thieves are also the one responsible for the ammo that didn't work.

James Craig is Ep Clark, the crooked man who runs the town and is actually behind all the nasty things going on. This film is a rather bizarre western that actually has some great comedic moments as well.

The film wrapped in 1955 but sat on the shelf for two years as Warner Brothers didn't exactly know what to do with it. It has a great revenge storyline and then suddenly flips to comedy involving Scott and his two friends dressed as Quakers and swearing off whiskey and women for a while.

This is a Scott western I had never seen until this airing. If you are a westerns fan or a Scott fan I highly suggest you watch this film, it is indeed one of a kind. The rest of the cast includes Angie Dickinson, Trevor Bardette, Myron Healey, Ann Doran, Michael Forest and the very sexy Dani Janssen.

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