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Man in the Saddle (1951)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 2 December 1951 (USA)
A private deadly feud ensues when ruthless wealthy rancher Will Isham attempts a takeover of small rancher Owen Merritt's land and marries Owen's old flame, Laurie Bidwell.

Director:

André De Toth (as Andre De Toth)

Writers:

Kenneth Gamet (screenplay), Ernest Haycox (based upon the novel by)
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Complete credited cast:
Randolph Scott ... Owen Merritt
Joan Leslie ... Laurie Bidwell Isham
Ellen Drew ... Nan Melotte
Alexander Knox ... Will Isham
Richard Rober ... Fay Dutcher
John Russell ... Hugh Clagg
Alfonso Bedoya ... Cultus Charley
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Bourke Prine (as Guinn'Big Boy'Williams)
Clem Bevans ... Pay Lankershim
Cameron Mitchell ... George Vird
Richard Crane ... Juke Vird
Frank Sully ... Lee Repp
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Storyline

A small farmer and rancher is being harassed by his mighty and powerfull neighbour. When the neighbour even hires gunmen to intimidate him he has to defend himself and his property by means of violence. Written by Volker Boehm

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SIX-GUN SHOWDOWN IN THE SIERRAS (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Romance | Western

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Opening credits: The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious, and any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional. See more »

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Rep fires 8 shots from a six shooter. See more »

Soundtracks

Man in the Saddle
(uncredited)
Written by Harold Lewis and Ralph Murphy
Sung by Tennessee Ernie Ford
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"You're Hurt Again, Don't You Ever Learn...?"
10 December 2019 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

The title is a bit of a misnomer - despite the title song - since little of the action actually takes place on horseback. It's more a tale of intrigue in a western setting enhanced by a good cast (although Alexander Knox is rather wasted as the senior villain; and soon returned to Britain).

Cameraman Charles Lawton puts his experience in film noir to good use by creating atmospheric lighting effects indoors and occasionally outdoors in rich Technicolor; while Andre De Toth's creation of compositions and action in depth utilising objects and actors within the frame amply demonstrates why - despite having only the one eye - he was soon afterwards entrusted with the 3D 'House of Wax'.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Man in the Saddle See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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