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The Outcast (1954)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, Western | 15 August 1954 (USA)
Jet Cosgrave returns home to claim the ranch that was stolen from him, after his father's death.

Director:

William Witney

Writers:

John K. Butler (screenplay), Richard Wormser (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Derek ... Jet Cosgrave
Joan Evans ... Judy Polsen
Jim Davis ... Major Linton Cosgrave
Catherine McLeod ... Alice Austin
Ben Cooper ... The Kid
Taylor Holmes ... Andrew Devlin
Nana Bryant ... Mrs. Banner
Slim Pickens ... Boone Polsen
Frank Ferguson ... Chad Polsen
James Millican ... Cal Prince
Bob Steele ... Dude Rankin
Nacho Galindo ... Curly
Harry Carey Jr. ... Bert
Bill Walker ... Sam Allen
Robert 'Buzz' Henry ... Zeke Polsen
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Storyline

Following an absence of eight years, Jet Cosgrave (John Derek) returns to his hometown of Colton, Colorado. His quest is for the recovery of his rightful heritage, the great Circle C Ranch, from his uncle, Major Cosgrave (Jim Davis), and to that end, he brings with him nine hired gunmen, headed by "Dude" Rankin (Bob Steele). His accusation that his uncle stole the ranch by a will forged after the death of his father brings instant reprisals. Judy Polsen (Joan Evans), one of a poor family of ranchers, falls in love with Jet after saving him from a bushwhacking by two Circle C gunmen, The Kid (Ben Cooper) and Bert (Harry Carey Jr.). She then vouches for him to her father, Chad Polsen (Frank Ferguson) and her brothers Boone (Slim Pickens), Asa (Nicolas Coster) and Zeke (Robert 'Buzz' Henry), Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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SEE...A stampede that shook the plains of Colorado! (original print ad) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fortune Hunter See more »

Filming Locations:

Canon City, Colorado, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

The John Derek character sometimes has his gun holster strapped down to his leg and sometimes the strings just hang there. In his confrontation with his uncle it's strapped down, after the 'shootout' it is once again just hanging there. See more »

Quotes

Major Linton Cosgrave: My lawyer calls it squatters' rights.
Jet Cosgrave: Tell your lawyer the Newmark has a new squatter and enough guns to keep trespassers out. And that means you, Major.
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That was for Asa
7 November 2008 | by brillproSee all my reviews

Tremendously good B western which today would be an A western. Strong acting, tremendous direction and the kind of realism in fights you never see. I think the smack on the head by the horse was intentional and left in as Jet's way of showing Dude who was boss without using his gun. It may have been accidental but if so was left in because it worked.

Real scenery and some really cool off the backdrop shots which really worked in color.

My only problem? Where in the 1880's West does a guy come up with a name like "Jet?" I thought it was Jeb, or Jed until I saw the credits.

Recommend to any western lover and others too. Loved Bob Steele as a bad guy. He never worked for me as a good guy. I think it's certainly one of Derek's best and seeing a Young Slim Pickens on a horse at a gallop. Now that is cool.


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