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Return of the Frontiersman (1950)

Passed | | Western | 24 June 1950 (USA)
A sheriff's son is falsely accused of murder, and a friend determines to clear his name and find the real killer.

Director:

Richard L. Bare (as Richard Bare)

Writer:

Edna Anhalt (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Gordon MacRae ... Logan Barrett
Julie London ... Janie Martin
Rory Calhoun ... Larrabee
Jack Holt ... Sheriff Sam Barrett
Fred Clark ... Ryan
Edwin Rand Edwin Rand ... Kearney
Raymond Bond Raymond Bond ... Dr. J.A. Martin
John Doucette ... Evans
Matt McHugh Matt McHugh ... Harvey - Deputy
Britt Wood Britt Wood ... Barney
Dan White ... Nicol
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A sheriff's son is falsely accused of murder, and a friend determines to clear his name and find the real killer.

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son | sheriff | escape | brawling | 1880s | See All (17) »

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One gun to fight with ... one girl to fight for ...

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Jinete Solitario See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Warner Brothers reuse of footage from the film 'Dodge City' includes the crowd scenes and the shoot-out scenes seen at the start .Also some of the bar room brawl including the scene where the stuntman is thrown through the window. A sheriff's notice has the name of Wade Hatton on it, the sheriff played by Errol Flynn in the earlier film. A part of Flynn's body is actually seen as he pins a sheriff's badge on his belt. See more »

Goofs

Soon after shooting from the rock which the hero used as cover (which incidentally moved when he leaned on it) a bad guy bullet ricocheted off it It appears to have left a hole. Subsequent views of the rock reveals that the ricochet scar (hole) has disappeared. See more »

Soundtracks

Underneath a Western Sky
(uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
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Surprisingly good western
10 July 2009 | by donwc1996See all my reviews

Excellent western! Gordon MacRae plays the son of the sheriff ( Jack Holt) who gets imprisoned for a murder which he didn't commit. While in jail, his friend ( Rory Calhoun) gives him a gun so that he can escape--which he does. He enlists the help of Julie London as he tries to clear his name & find the real killer. Holt was a big star in the 20's- he starred in a lot of westerns & was always able to find work thru the 50's. MacRae & Calhoun were especially good--it's easy to see how they both became big stars. MacRae of course, went on to star in several musicals. Calhoun stuck mainly to westerns & he was great in them. London didn't have a lot to do, but she did it well.


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