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This was one of two dozen Walter Wanger/Harry Sherman/Cinema Guild films originally released by United Artists, re-released theatrically in 1948 Masterpiece Productions, and ultimately sold by them for USA television syndication in 1950. It was first telecast in Los Angeles Sunday 16 April 1950 on KTLA (Channel 5), in New York City Saturday 20 May 1950 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Cincinnati Saturday 3 June 1950 on WKRC (Channel 11), in Philadelphia Sunday 25 June 1950 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Chicago Monday 26 June 1950 on WENR (Channel 7), in Atlanta Wednesday 5 July 1950 on WSB (Channel 8), in Albuquerque Tuesday 18 July1950 on KOB (Channel 4), in Detroit Sunday 17 September 1950 on WXYZ (Channel 7), in San Francisco Saturday 14 October 1950 on KGO (Channel 7), in Pittsburgh Friday 1 December 1950 on WDTV (Channel 3), and in Boston Sunday 7 January 1951 on WNAC (Channel 7). See more »
At least we had some excitement when we owned the old Hattie T.
Wasn't it your idea to swap her for this?
Yeah, but the whole set-up has changed! There was a war on - a man could make some real money. Or don't you remember?
Oh, I remember all right. I remember getting a broadside from a Union gunboat amidships and taking splinters from my, um, hide for two weeks.
You got a hundred dollars for each splinter.
That's right - in Confederate money!
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Good action and an interesting story make this Western good entertainment despite a few minor flaws. The characters aren't very deep, but they're interesting, and the pace moves along very nicely as it builds up the tension and leads up to a good and often exciting climactic sequence. Richard Dix helps a lot with a pretty good performance as the key character.
The story sets up a situation with a lot of possibilities. On the one hand is the hard-headed Bryce, head of the big cattle empire. Then there are the rest of the ranchers, whom Bryce has alienated and angered by his aggressive policies. Finally there is the wild card, the crafty rustler Beauchard, out only for himself. In the middle of all the conflicts is Dix's character Dan Taylor, trying to hold things together. As the story develops from there, Dix generally underplays to good effect (making a nice contrast with, for example, his better known but rather overblown performance in "Cimarron"), and lets the situation speak for itself when it should. Only some shallow characterizations and some ineffective comic relief hold it back a little at times. Otherwise, it gets pretty good mileage out of its potential, and has most of the things you could ask for in a Western.
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