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Warlock (1959)

Warlock (1959)





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The town of Warlock is plagued by a gang of thugs, leading the inhabitants to hire Clay Blaisdell, a famous gunman, to act as marshal. When Blaisdell appears, he is accompanied by his friend Tom Morgan, a club-footed gambler who is unusually protective of Blaisdell's life and reputation. However, Johnny Gannon, one of the thugs who has reformed, volunteered to accept the post of official sheriff in rivalry to Blaisdell; and a woman arrives in town accusing Blaisdell and Morgan of having murdered her fiance. The stage is set for a complex set of moral and personal conflicts.

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Henry Fonda
as Clay Blaisedell
Richard Widmark
as Johnny Gannon
Anthony Quinn
as Tom Morgan
Dorothy Malone
as Lily Dollar
Dolores Michaels
as Jessie Marlow
Wallace Ford
as Judge Holloway
Tom Drake
as Abe McQuown
DeForest Kelley
as Curley Burne
Regis Toomey
as Skinner
Vaughan Taylor
as Richardson
Don Beddoe
as Dr. Wagner
Whit Bissell
as Mr. Petrix
Don 'Red' Barry
as Edward Calhoun
Frank Gorshin
as Billy Gannon
Ian MacDonald
as MacDonald
Stan Kamber
as Hutchinson
Paul Comi
as Friendly
Mickey Simpson
as Fitzsimmons
Robert Osterloh
as Professor
David García
as Pony Benner
Joe Turkel
as Chet Haggin
Joseph Turkel
as Chet Haggin
Sol (Saul) Gorss
as Bob Nicholson
Ann Doran
as Mrs. Richardson
Henry Worth
as Burbage
June Blair
as Dance Hall Girl
Walter Coy
as Deputy Thompson
Hugh Sanders
as Sheriff Keller
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Critic Reviews for Warlock

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Arguably the best film made by Edward Dmytryk.

Full Review… | October 17, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Warlock

131108: An old film but a good film. Great actors, good action and an interesting story. Hard to believe this film was done in 1959, seems much more advanced than that. I liked this movie a lot and found it very reminiscent of Appaloosa (2008). Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if Robert Parker, the writer of the novel from which Appaloosa was born, had seen this film. It's too close for plagiaristic comfort. 160604: Had bought this film after watching it off TV. Yes, I liked it that much. Upon this viewing, like it just as much, if not more. Recently saw Fonda in My Name is Nobody (1973) and my passion for his work continues. Tom Morgan's (Quinn's) outfit with the blue vest is my inspiration for Cowboy Action Shooting. Love it. And Johnny Gannon's (Widmark) horse, the Grey, top notch. Add in a young DeForest Kelly and some amazing scenery and you've got a classic. This movie appeals to my western side, from many angles, in a big way. It ain't no white hat, black hat western. I'm happy to have added Warlock to my collection.

John Redshaw
John Redshaw

Refreshing to see so many quality actors in one film, a film in which none of the good guys wears a *white hat*. In that respect, this film foreshadows Eastwood's Unforgiven. With DeForest Kelley & Frank Gorsham.

Christopher Bergan
Christopher Bergan

Adult western that deals with the threat of mob rule and a crisis of conscience for several of its characters. Henry Fonda is the nominal lead and he is fine as usual but the best performance comes from the great Richard Widmark who is tormented by a very basic struggle.

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