Riders of the Purple Sage (1996)


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Based on a popular Zane Grey novel, this well-wrought western centers on a plucky female rancher who incurs the wrath of the local clergy when she boldly refuses to marry a deacon. To get revenge, the town preacher and his followers begin harassing the woman and her ranch hands until a sympathetic gunslinger rides into town and decides to help her out.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Drama, Action & Adventure, Television
Directed By:
Written By: Gill Dennis
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On DVD: Mar 19, 1996
Turner Home Entertainment


as Lassiter

as Jane Withersteen

as Collier Brandt

as Bern Venters

as Oldring

as Matthew Blake

as Pastor Dyer

as Hester Brandt
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Well cast, Ed Harris is usually worth watching. He always puts a lot of effort into his roles. Better than average period detail, especially for a western. Very nicely photographed, good use of location filming (in Utah). It is slowly paced, sometimes it works for the film, but at other times it just seems to drag on needlessly. Overall though, it was reasonably impressive.

James Higgins

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