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A Bullet Is Waiting (1954)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 4 September 1954 (USA)
After crashing their small plane in the wilderness, a sheriff deputy and his prisoner take shelter at an isolated farm.

Director:

John Farrow

Writers:

Casey Robinson, Thames Williamson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rory Calhoun ... Ed Stone
Jean Simmons ... Cally Canham
Stephen McNally ... Sheriff Munson
Brian Aherne ... David Canham
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Storyline

A policeman and his prisoner survive the crash of the plane in the mountains in which they were traveling. They seek shelter in the lonely hut of a man and his daughter... Written by Volker Boehm

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Bullet Is Waiting See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

| (Sony Pictures Television print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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During the fight scene, a barrel is knocked over and the wooden barrel staves immediately spread open like a flower. It appeared to have the metal bands around it which should have held it together, but when it falls open it's clear that the bands were just painted on to allow it to open that way with dramatic effect. In addition, something must have held the bottoms of the staves all together to allow the top to open up like a flower while the bottoms seemed hinged. See more »

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Watchable Pseudo Western...
1 February 2011 | by xerses13See all my reviews

A airplane crash leaves Lawman Sheriff Munson (Stephan McNally) and Prisoner Ed Stone (Rory Calhoun) stranded on a Sheep Ranch in the modern (1954) West. Between escape attempts ED makes a play for the beautiful Cally Canham (Jean Simmons) who is holding down the ranch for her Father David (Brian Aherne). MUNSON has a personal grudge against ED, but FATHER David arrives at the close too sort things out and you expect ED and CALLY will eventually get together, nuff said.

Good scenery and interesting casting are the most worthwhile features of this film. Calhoun and McNally seem quite at home in the West, but Aherne and Simmons would seem too be by intellect and temperament more suited for a drawing room. Jean does fill out her 'jeans' quite well and is as sexy in those as any more feminine costume. She would exhibit the same assets in THE BIG COUNTRY (1958). The film is worth watching just for her.


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