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February 10, 2016
Strong b-movie western, although it does borrow from other films for its story and finale.
April 17, 2015
A boring western that ends in a unrelated shoot out in the end.
½ December 20, 2014
This superb '50s western is what I term a "minor masterpiece". By that I do not mean that it is inferior, rather that its "B" status will inevitably always relegate it to side discussions when the "big" westerns are brought up. But a very convincing argument can be made that this, and many other '50s "B" westerns-including almost all of the Audie Murphy ones-are the absolute pinnacle of the genre--This is a movie with a solid script, really a very good cast, and a decent script. It is a later RKO production completed in a short time before Lucy & Desi bought the studio. It is one of a handful of films of this type shot in color during the 1950's... Mama don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys!!
November 2, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012

(1956) Tension At Table Rock

Two bounty hunters in a log cabin are at split ends with one another resulting to one of them attempting to shoot the other one on the back and it was because of his selfish girlfriend lusting after his partner behind his back. And he was shot in self defense, but the only witness that was present says otherwise since she despised him for not falling for her advances. He gives himself up and while in jail he gets released because of a full pardon, he collects the money for the bounty when it should've been divided with his partner and upon going to a saloon, he gets mocked by several gunmen for shooting his partner in the back. It is soon revealed to the viewers that the person he shot happends to be a well known professional gunfighter and that as a result of him being killed created a popular song about how the star shot his partner and best friend in cold blood when it was clearly in self defense. He gets provoked by this while drinking in a saloon and after losing to some fisticuffs with him against 3 to 5 men, he then leaves the town and goes somewhere else. And while riding he comes across an almost abandoned area consisting of a barn and wooden house. He's then offered a job working there by a crippled man who happends to have a 12 year old son, it is soon revealed that it is only a stopping point when stagecoaches pass by before going somewhere else.

Strictly by the book
½ April 20, 2008
Enjoyable if low-key western with a wooden Richard Egan as the villified anti-hero Wes Tancred - what a great name! Ultimately coming to the aid of the local sheriff and achieving redemption of sorts. Great support from many familiar western faces and a sexy female lead in Malone (it's all in the eyes!).
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