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Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend (1957)

Passed | | Western | 4 May 1957 (USA)
In Medicine Bend, a crooked businessman has the town mayor and sheriff in his pocket while his henchmen raid the wagon trains passing through the region.

Director:

Richard L. Bare
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Cast overview:
Randolph Scott ... Capt. Buck Devlin
James Craig ... Ep Clark
Angie Dickinson ... Priscilla King
Dani Crayne ... Nell Garrison
James Garner ... Sgt. John Maitland
Gordon Jones ... Pvt. Wilbur 'Will' Clegg
Trevor Bardette ... Sheriff Bob Massey
Don Beddoe ... Mayor Sam Pelley
Myron Healey ... Rafe Sanders
John Alderson John Alderson ... Clyde Walters
Harry Harvey ... Elam King (as Harry Harvey Sr.)
Robert Warwick ... Brother Abraham
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Army veterans, just mustered out of the service, are going to the one of the men's brothers ranch on their way West. Just as they arrive, Indians attack the ranch and kill the brother. The brother was killed because he was using faulty ammunition that did not fire. Buck Devlin, whose brother was killed, musters out of the service with pals John and Wilbur and vows to find the men responsible for the crime. Written by JohnG2734@aol.com

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He believed in an eye for an eye...a bullet for a bullet! See more »

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Marshal of Independence See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The Indian attack sequence of the script had to be written to accommodate James Garner's limp after he sprained his right ankle during shooting. See more »

Soundtracks

Kiss Me Quick
Music by Ray Heindorf
Lyrics by Wayne Shanklin
Sung by Dani Crayne
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A western with a religious twist
2 September 2005 | by wombatdcSee all my reviews

'Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend was entertaining, but not a great Scott western. I enjoyed the 'Quaker' touch though; for a western, it was different. Simply, Scott is out for revenge for his brother who was killed, along with his men, using defective ammunition. James Craig had substituted gunpowder with coal dust to make a larger profit on ammunition sold to Scott's brother and friends. He also cheats his customers and competitors in other ways; he is the original 'shoddy retailer of the west.' Along the way to revenge, he mixes with 'Quakers' and learns to respect their ways. In the end, there is a comedic brawl with the James Craig faction in which Scott exacts his revenge. Scott is ably helped by James Garner and Gordon Jones; with Angie Dickinson and Dani Crayne as love interests. This is a definite below average, though very entertaining, western for Scott. I give it a C-.


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