6.3/10
339
6 user 4 critic

Stranger on the Run (1967)

Former inmate and drunkard Ben Chamberlain arrives in a railroad town looking for a woman, causing the railroad police deputies to manhunt for Ben.

Director:

Don Siegel (as Donald Siegel)

Writers:

Dean Riesner (teleplay), Reginald Rose (based on a story by)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Hanged Man (TV Movie 1964)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A gunman who believes his friend has been murdered sets out to get the people who killed him and finds himself enmeshed in corrupt labor union politics.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Vera Miles, Robert Culp
Madigan (1968)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In New York City's Spanish Harlem, detectives Madigan and Bonaro are given 72 hours by their superior to capture a hoodlum wanted for homicide in Brooklyn.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In the 1950s, Arizona Deputy Sheriff Les Martin is pressured by his community to solve a string of mysterious murders around a mining ghost town in the Grand Canyon.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Cornel Wilde, Victoria Shaw, Mickey Shaughnessy
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A musician is stalked and blackmailed by an unknown killer for the accidental killing of another stalker.

Director: Dario Argento
Stars: Michael Brandon, Mimsy Farmer, Jean-Pierre Marielle
Rio Conchos (1964)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A former Confederate officer and a Mexican try to prevent a former Confederate colonel from selling stolen rifles to renegade Apaches in Mexico.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Richard Boone, Stuart Whitman, Anthony Franciosa
Certificate: M/PG Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A Texas town's council fires the town's old-fashioned marshal who refuses to resign, thus leading to violence from both sides.

Directors: Don Siegel, Robert Totten
Stars: Richard Widmark, Lena Horne, Carroll O'Connor
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A fiercely independent cowboy gets himself locked up in prison to escape with an old friend.

Director: David Miller
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

As rustled cattle have mysteriously disappeared, Johnny sends for his friend Hoppy, Hoppy arrives and immediately suspects Dan Slack. Realizing his telegram about Slack was intercepted, he ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Henabery
Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Jay Kirby
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When two bumbling barbers act as agents for a talented but unknown singer, they stage a phony murder in order to get him a plum role.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Frances Rafferty
Hound-Dog Man (1959)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A farm boy and his dog go hunting with his teenage brother (Fabian) and an older friend (Stuart Whitman) in 1912.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Fabian, Stuart Whitman, Carol Lynley
Texas Lady (1955)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A strong-headed woman from the East inherits a newspaper in a small Texas town where the local cattle barons, who control the region, want her out of their hair.

Director: Tim Whelan
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Barry Sullivan, Ray Collins
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A sociopathic stranger all but destroys a small hardscrabble town but the 'mayor' convinces its survivors to stay and rebuild.

Director: Burt Kennedy
Stars: Henry Fonda, Janice Rule, Keenan Wynn
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Henry Fonda ... Ben Chamberlain
Anne Baxter ... Valverda Johnson
Michael Parks ... Vince McKay
Dan Duryea ... O.E. Hotchkiss
Sal Mineo ... George Blaylock
Lloyd Bochner ... Mr. Gorman
Michael Burns ... Matt Johnson
Tom Reese ... Leo Weed
Bernie Hamilton ... Dickory
Zalman King ... Larkin
Madlyn Rhue ... Alma Britten
Walter Burke ... Abraham Berk
Rodolfo Acosta ... Mercurio
George Dunn George Dunn ... Pilney
Pepe Hern Pepe Hern ... Manolo
Edit

Storyline

In search of a woman, the washed-up alcoholic vagabond and former convict, Ben Chamberlain, ends up in a god-forsaken and dusty railhead town, where Sheriff McKay and his trigger-happy deputies rule with a heavy hand. Under those circumstances, the drifter who thirsts for answers, and above all, redemption, will begin his investigation, only to soon find himself wrongfully accused of murder. Inevitably, as Ben runs for cover in the rough wilderness, an angry posse of hateful gunslingers will hunt him down before he reaches the borders. Can Ben make it out alive? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

manhunt | sheriff | desert | horse | posse | See All (23) »

Taglines:

Brand New Major Motion Picture - First Time on Any Screen! See more »


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1967 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bad Day at Banner See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Stranger on the Run
Written by Kay Scott
Sung by Bill Anderson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very good western, strong cast and plot
2 February 2015 | by MarlburianSee all my reviews

I was very impressed with this, and nearly gave it an 8. (I can't remember the last time I gave a film 9.)

Henry Fonda (wearing a rather obvious wig) proves again his versatility, this time as a drunk. It's not giving much away to say that he does redeem himself, but not in a super-heroical way. Dan Duryea is always excellent value, though I did wonder at his apparently wearing the same glasses (furtively)to read newsprint and for distance vision. (Usually one needs different prescriptions.)

I saw the film courtesy of Youtube, and the sound wasn't great in places, so I didn't grasp why the men that Fonda came across were so keen to ambush the railroad police (and some of them did seem rather rash in the gunfight when it came to firing in full view of the other side).

The "town" where much of the action took place looked realistic, and Anne Baxter as Valverda Johnson was reasonably attractive as a self-sufficient homesteader without having the unbelievable glamour of so many leading ladies in Westerns.

The photography was good, especially a panoramic scene of a train entering the town.

Well worth viewing.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed