After a boiler explosion aboard an aging ocean liner, a man struggles to free his injured wife from the wreckage of their cabin and ensure the safety of their four-year-old daughter as the ship begins to sink.
Andrew L. Stone
The four Jennings brothers are Lawyers. When Al has a brother murdered, he goes after the murderer. He outdraws him but a witness says it was murder. Escaping the Sheriff he take refuge on a cattle ranch only to learn all the hands are rustlers. With a price on his head Al joins them and becomes an outlaw. His fame grows as does the reward for his capture.Written by
Maurice VanAuken <email@example.com>
Taking over the gang the reward money for Al rises to $20,000 so he and Frank decide to leave for Louisiana before the gang decide to turn him in. They're next seen in Louisiana with no indication on how they got there. See more »
Starring Dan Duryea as Al Jennings, this is another routine Columbia quickie, filmed in the foothills of southern California. The script and film look like they were put out in about 10 days, and boring clichés abound.
Al Jennings used to be a lawyer until circumstances forced him to kill a man and cross over to the other side of the law. From what I understand, this film had nothing to do with the real-life Al Jennings who served time in prison for armed robbery. He wasn't as romantic a cad as Duryea makes out to be.
And the fistfight scene between Duryea and John Dehner in the courtroom looked laughingly bad and amateurish. Awful. Truly awful...which is a real shame since Duryea has appeared in some excellent westerns like WINCHESTER '73 (1950), RIDE CLEAR OF DIABLO (1954) and NIGHT PASSAGE (1957).
With Dick Foran who stands around and smiles a lot, and Gail Storm as the love interest, this oater is pretty dull stuff with nothing to make it stand out from the dozens of others Columbia put out in the 50s.
2 out 10 for causing a few zzzz's...
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