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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, Laure Bidwell.

Director:

André De Toth (as Andre De Toth)

Writers:

Kenneth Gamet (screenplay), Ernest Haycox (based upon the novel by)
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Cast

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Romance | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le cavalier de la mort See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

Obvious stunt doubles used in the fight between Owen Merritt and Hugh Clagg. See more »

Soundtracks

Man in the Saddle
(uncredited)
Written by Harold Lewis and Ralph Murphy
Sung by Tennessee Ernie Ford
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colorful, violent fast paced Scott western
28 February 2008 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

Randolph Scott's westerns improved over the years, on the average they were better in the fifties than in the forties, and they reached their peak with "Hangman's Knot", "A Lawless Street" and those made with Budd Boetticher. "Man in the Saddle" is quite enjoyable with a lot of violent scenes: numerous shootouts and quite a fistfight with John Russel. Scott has a small ranch and is facing the jealousy of Will Isham (Alexander Knox) who is marrying Laurie (Joan Leslie) who used to be Owen Merrit(Scott)'s woman. Isham also wants to own all the property that he can and Merrit is on his way. Nan Melotte (Ellen Drew) also owns a ranch and is in love with Merrit who only has eyes for Laurie. The romantic scenes, which should be important lack luster. Scott could do much better as he showed in "The Tall T". Also some comic scenes with Alfonso Bedoya are not really that funny. But those are minor faults, in this fast paced, colorful western directed by Andre de Toth.


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