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Tension at Table Rock (1956)

Passed | | Western | 3 October 1956 (USA)
A reluctant gunslinger tires of having to defend himself at every cow town he visits, so he adopts an alias and continues his wandering. At an outpost run by a father and young son, he gets... See full summary »

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Winston Miller (screenplay), Frank Gruber (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Richard Egan ... Wes Tancred
Dorothy Malone ... Lorna Miller
Cameron Mitchell ... Sheriff Fred Miller
Billy Chapin ... Jody Burrows
Royal Dano ... Harry Jameson
Edward Andrews ... Kirk
John Dehner ... Hampton
DeForest Kelley ... Jim Breck
Joe De Santis ... Ed Burrows (as Joe DeSantis)
Angie Dickinson ... Cathy
Paul Richards ... Sam Murdock
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A reluctant gunslinger tires of having to defend himself at every cow town he visits, so he adopts an alias and continues his wandering. At an outpost run by a father and young son, he gets involved with a robbery in progress, and agrees to take the son to the boy's uncle, a sheriff in Table Rock, for his safety. Once there he finds the town gearing up for the arrival of a cattle drive and the unruly cowboys. He strives to remain uninvolved as the sheriff tries to get his help with the cowboys, but the sheriff nurses bad memories from an earlier incident that may threaten his effectiveness. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A man like SHANE...the suspense of HIGH NOON!

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Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blut an meinen Händen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

While performing a stunt, Leo J. McMahon suffered an injury that ended his long career as a stuntman. See more »

Quotes

Wes Tancred: I was just telling Cathy I'm pulling out.
Sam Murdock: Oh? Well, any particular reason, Wes?
Wes Tancred: What happened to Ard out there?
Sam Murdock: Oh, well, they'd have strung him up anyway, so I did him a favor.
Wes Tancred: Well, I'm pulling out before you do me any favors.
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Connections

Featured in Film Preview: Episode #1.2 (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Wes Tancred
Music by Josef Myrow
Lyrics by Robert Wells
Sung by Eddy Arnold
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Surprisingly good flick
11 June 2008 | by david-hinman-1See all my reviews

I had never seen nor heard of this movie, though it was made in the year of my birth. Typical of many westerns of that era, with some stolen themes, mostly from 'Shane', such as the subtle interest between the stranger and his new friends stay at home wife, and the brewing battle that you just knew the stranger would reluctantly join, it still had many twists and turns that were not given away. Egen was likable, but could have used a little more character development. However, his quiet acting approach mostly seemed to work well with the movie, and there was just enough action to let you know that this gunman knew his trade, and make you eagerly await the next show down. Dorothy Malone was fine, but she looked like she had spent all day at the beach, and was ready for a night out. She could have looked a little more 'frontierish'. The most interesting part of the movie was the friendship between our hero, and the gunman sent to kill him, a great touch. The music was very haunting throughout, and added to make this movie a hidden gem. Very enjoyable movie.


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