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Jack McCall, Desperado (1953)

Approved | | Western | 1 April 1953 (USA)
A Southerner fighting for the North is unjustly accused of treason and escapes to find the witness who could clear his name, but he also seeks the two Yankee soldiers who killed his parents.

Director:

Sidney Salkow

Writers:

John O'Dea (screenplay), David Chandler (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Montgomery ... Jack McCall
Angela Stevens ... Rose Griffith
Douglas Kennedy ... 'Wild' Bill Hickok
James Seay ... Bat McCall
Eugene Iglesias ... Grey Eagle
William Tannen ... Spargo
Jay Silverheels ... Red Cloud
John Hamilton ... Col. Cornish
Selmer Jackson ... Col. Brand
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Jack McCall is a Southerner, but joins the Union Army in the Civil War. When he is tricked into giving out the location of headquarters, he's tried as a spy and sentenced to death. He makes good his escape, but Hickok and Bat kill his parents to seize his plantation and money. Trying to prove his innocence, he locates Spargo after the war, who's paid off by Hickok and Bat, so that Jack is once again jailed and again escapes. He still has hopes of clearing his name, but Bat and Hickok now are after gold in the Dakotas. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Two Men Walking Down the Street...and only one's coming back! See more »

Genres:

Western

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The Walter Scott quote, "... and love is the loveliest when embalmed in tears ...", is from 'Lady of the Lake', Canto iv, Stanza 1. See more »

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Turkey in the Straw
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Generally credited as 'traditional', authorship in dispute
Heard during the party at the McCall mansion
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A routine western that lacks authenticity
7 March 2000 | by buxSee all my reviews

For some unknown reason, in the 50s, there seems to have been an attempt to bring down the legend of Bill Hickok(see "I Killed Wild Bill Hickok, 1956). This entry plays fast and loose with history, with McCall as the framed good guy out to get villain Hickok. the time frame is all askew, starts in the Civil War and moves rapidly to Wild Bill's murder, which in reality took place in 1876, eleven years later. But that's not all; McCall was eventually hanged for his crimes, and not near as good-looking as Montgomery. Pass on this one.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alçapão Sangrento See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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