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The Storm Rider (1957)

Passed | | Action, Drama, Romance | March 1957 (USA)
Smaller ranchers hire a gunman (Scott Brady) to lead them against the big ranchers.

Director:

Edward Bernds

Writers:

Edward Bernds (screenplay), Don Martin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Scott Brady ... Bart Jones
Mala Powers ... Tay Rorick
Bill Williams ... Sheriff Pete Colton
John Goddard ... Harry Rorick
William Fawcett ... Captain Cruickshank
Roy Engel ... Major Bonnard
George Keymas ... Apache Kid
Olin Howland ... Will Collins (as Olin Howlin)
Bud Osborne ... Toby
James Dobson James Dobson ... Frank Cooper
Rocky Lundy Rocky Lundy ... Bud Cooper
Hank Patterson ... Tom Milstead
Wayne Mallory ... Hanks
Court Shepard Court Shepard ... Brass Flood (as Courtland Shepard)
Frank Richards ... Will Feylan
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Storyline

Bart Jones (Scott Brady), a former gunman for a cattleman's association, is hired by a group of small ranchers and homesteaders to help them fend off a big rancher, Harry Rorick (John Goddard), who wants their land. They are unaware that Bart killed Rorick in self-defense. Bart falls in love with Rorick's widow, Tay Rorick (Mala Powers) and guns down a hired gunman brought in by Rorick, and brings peace to the area. Despite his love for Tay, Bart rides away, knowing that the killing of her husband will always stand between them. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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CROSSFIRES OF VENGEANCE at CROSSROADS OF EMPIRE! (original poster) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Long Rider Jones See more »

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Production Co:

Regal Films See more »
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Mono | Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A Little Known Gem!
7 October 2006 | by cableaddictSee all my reviews

Just watching this now, for the first time, on late-night cable.

What a surprise! It starts off like any old B-western you've seen, but then it surprises you at every turn.

What makes it special is that almost none of the characters are clichés. You keep expecting them to be, but then they turn out to be complex and multi-dimensional. -And not just one character, but virtually all the main ones. There are VERY few westerns with this much depth.

Negatives:

The lead actor does a fine job, but he lacks the charisma of a true leading man. Had John Wayne played this part, "Storm Rider" might be known as one of the great westerns of all time.

Sadly, the cinematography is pretty dark & dismal. -And the screenplay isn't all that exciting, except for the interesting plot turns. Still, I consider this a "must see" if you like westerns.


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