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.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Western
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John Carradine
as Col. Streeter
Kevin McCarthy
as Tom Bannerman
Joel McCrea
as Judge Richard 'Rick' Thorne
Robert Cornthwaite
as Arnold Hammer
John McIntire
as Josiah Bannerman
James Bell
as Vince Webb
Nancy Gates
as Caroline Webb
as Amy Lee Bannerman
Jaclynne Greene
as Paula Morison
Walter S. Baldwin
as Vince Webb
Emile G. Meyer
as Sheriff Nat Bell
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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.

September 8, 2008
Film Threat

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