Stranger on Horseback (1955)





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In this western, a circuit judge uses his pistols to reinforce his judgments. He travels to one of his towns and finds that it is being run by a land baron. Trouble erupts when the judge tries the baron's son for murder. Though the townsfolk have been bullied into backing the baron on all matters, the judge still manages to find 12 courageous jurors to ensure a fair trial. Eventually the whole town, including the baron, rallies around the judge.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Herb Meadow, Don Martin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 16, 2008



as Judge Richard 'Rick'...

as Josiah Bannerman

as Tom Bannerman

as Amy Lee Bannerman

as Caroline Webb

as Col. Streeter

as Sheriff Nat Bell

as Arnold Hammer

as Paula Morison

as Vince Webb
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All Critics (3)

Good Western is full of visual style and a thirst for the rule of law.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Classic Film and Television

The B Western works mostly because Joel McCrea plays his lead role with conviction and the Ansco Color is appealing.

Full Review… | October 21, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A diverting bit of old-time Western action.

Full Review… | September 9, 2008
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