Tension at Table Rock (1956)

“I didn’t have the sense to know the difference between a war hero and a murderer.” Wes Tancred (Richard Egan) is a notorious gunslinger, known for allegedly having killed his best friend with no provocation, while his back was turned. While Wes has received a full pardon, that doesn’t stop rumors from spreading. There’s even been a song written about him, calling him “black-hearted” and … Continue reading Tension at Table Rock (1956)

The Fighting Lawman (1953)

Following a bank robbery in late-1800s Arizona, Deputy Marshal Jim Burke (Wayne Morris) is tracking four suspects. He manages to capture one, Manuel Jackson (Rick Vallin), but Manuel refuses to give up the names of his conspirators. A few years later, Manuel escapes from prison, and Burke must follow his trail again. When Burke finds Manuel, a shoot-out takes place, fatally injuring the criminal. Before … Continue reading The Fighting Lawman (1953)

Cattle Queen of Montana (1954)

NOTE: This review was written for the Barbara Stanwyck Filmography Project. For more Stanwyck reviews, visit the dedicated project index! Pop Jones (Morris Ankrum) is headed to Montana with his daughter Sierra Nevada (Barbara Stanwyck) and cowhand Nat (Chubby Johnson), leaving their Texas ranch behind for a new start on an inherited plot of land. One day, while exploring her new surroundings, Sierra Nevada encounters … Continue reading Cattle Queen of Montana (1954)

Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend (1957)

Captain Buff Devlin (Randolph Scott), Sergeant Johnny Maitland (James Garner), and Private Wilbur Clegg (Gordon Jones) have returned from the Union army, joining Devlin’s brother Dan (Ed Hinton) in the Nebraska settlement. When the men arrive, the community is under attack by a local Native American tribe. Dan attempts to protect himself and his family with a gun, but finds that the ammunition is defective, … Continue reading Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend (1957)

Great Day in the Morning (1956)

Just outside of the then-small town of Denver, Colorado in 1861, Owen Pentecost (Robert Stack) meets Ann Alaine (Virginia Mayo) and the men accompanying her West. Ann plans to open a dress shop in Denver and invites Owen to ride with her men, though Zeff Masterson (Leo Gordon) takes an immediate dislike to Owen because he’s Southern. In Denver, Owen finds no escape from those … Continue reading Great Day in the Morning (1956)