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The Man from Galveston (1963)

In 1800s Texas, during the early days of circuit-courts, lawyers had to be handy with their guns as well as with their law books when facing lynch mobs bent on administering frontier justice.

Director:

William Conrad

Writers:

Dean Riesner (screenplay), Michael S. Zagor (screenplay) (as Michael Zagor)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeffrey Hunter ... Timothy Higgins
Preston Foster ... Judge Homer Black
James Coburn ... Boyd Palmer
Joanna Moore ... Rita Dillard
Edward Andrews ... Alonzo Hyde
Kevin Hagen ... John Dillard
Martin West ... Stonewall Grey
Ed Nelson ... Cole Marteen
Karl Swenson ... Sheriff
Grace Lee Whitney ... Texas Rose
Claude Stroud ... Harvey Sprager
Sherwood Price ... George Taggart
Arthur Malet ... Barney
Marjorie Bennett ... Mrs. Warren
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Circuit-riding Texas lawyer Timothy Higgins defends a former girlfriend against a murder charge stemming from an extortionist's threat to reveal her shady past. Through adroit courtroom work, Higgins is able to acquit her and reveal who actually shot the fatal bullet. Written by Anonymous

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The man who brought law and order to the Lone Star State!

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il codice della pistola See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono | Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Originally shot as the pilot for the TV series Temple Houston (1963), but released theatrically instead, with the main character's name changed, after changes in cast and characters made it unusable for the series. See more »

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Referenced in Echoes of Silence (1965) See more »

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A Good Mystery Western
24 March 2009 | by wtl471629See all my reviews

This was a movie originally made for TV from what I have heard but was released to movie theatres as part of a double billing since it was better than expected. It is a good murder trial movie set in the west. It is a short movie but well worth the time to enjoy it. The cast is very good. Jeffrey Hunter is excellent as the defense attorney Timothy Higgins. His reply to one of the ladies disgusted with some of the towns people is amusing and classical. Also character actor Preston Foster is good as the Judge and James Coburn as Boyd Palmer shows the promise that was to make him a big star in the future. It is not a classic but if you have spare time it is worth the hour that you will spend watching it. And watch out for James Coburn's big grin. Enjoy.


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