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A Day of Fury (1956)

Approved | | Western | 1 May 1956 (USA)
When gunslinger Jagade arrives in a law-abiding god-fearing town he manages to turn the townsfolk into scoff-law sinners while the town Marshal is powerless due to a moral debt to Jagade.

Director:

Harmon Jones

Writers:

James Edmiston (screenplay), Oscar Brodney (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dale Robertson ... Jagade
Mara Corday ... Sharman Fulton
Jock Mahoney ... Marshal Allan Burnett
Carl Benton Reid ... Judge John J. McLean
Jan Merlin ... Billy Brand
John Dehner ... Preacher Jason
Dee Carroll Dee Carroll ... Miss Timmons
Sheila Bromley ... Marie
James Bell ... Doc Logan
Dani Crayne ... Claire
Howard Wendell Howard Wendell ... Vanryzin
Charles Cane Charles Cane ... Duggen
Phil Chambers ... Burson
Sydney Mason Sydney Mason ... Beemans
Helen Kleeb ... Mrs. McLean
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Storyline

While on a manhunt the Marshal is saved by a passing gunslinger named Jagade. It is a time when law is coming to the west and when the gunslinger shows up in the Marshals' town the Marshal is caught between the town citezens fears and the debt he owes the gunslinger. The situation is further complicated by a previous relationship between the Marshal's fiancée and Jagade. Written by Dale Ray <daleray@jorsm.com>

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This Was The Day Of The Rope And The Ravager! See more »

Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jagade See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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In scene whete ladies are coming back in to town When they pull up in front of saloon. One of the cowboys has a fitted ball cap on. See more »

Quotes

Jagade: I don't trust your ways, Judge. You sniff a gun and decide it's been fired, then string a man up... then pat yourself on the back for getting rid of another gunslinger.
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Referenced in Get a Life (2006) See more »

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Vote for Emily Morgan
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Written by Milton Rosen, Oliver Drake and Jimmy Wakely
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An inspiration for "High Plains Drifter"?
5 April 1999 | by KimB-3See all my reviews

Despite the wooden acting of its stars, this film's intriguing themes and well-written dialog elevate it to something out of the ordinary. "A Day of Fury" is about the end of the Old West, embodied by the gunfighter, and its replacement by "decent folk" and their values. However, one gunfighter returns to town and exposes the hypocrisy and small-mindedness that lies beneath the veneer of civilization. This film is a must-see for those who love Clint Eastwood's "High Plains Drifter" as it seems to have inspired that film to a large degree. (One character remarks that if Jagade is allowed to stay, "He'll turn this town into hell.") Despite the emotionless acting of its leads and the irritating, strangely pronounced name of the main character, I enjoyed this film a great deal for its cynical view of the human character and its exposure of human weakness and fear.


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