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Man from God's Country (1958)

Passed | | Western | 9 February 1958 (USA)
Dan Beattie gives up his lawman job to move further west and rejoin his old war buddy Curt Warren in the town of Sundown. At first mistaken for a railroad agent by Beau Santee, a Sundown ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Landres

Writer:

George Waggner (as george waGGner)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Montgomery ... Dan Beattie
Randy Stuart ... Nancy Dawson
Gregg Barton ... Colonel Miller
Kim Charney Kim Charney ... Stony Warren
Susan Cummings ... Mary Jo Ellis
James Griffith ... Mark Faber
House Peters Jr. ... Curt Warren
Phillip Terry ... Sheriff
Frank Wilcox ... Beau Santee
Al Wyatt Sr. ... Henchman (as Al Wyatt)
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Storyline

Dan Beattie gives up his lawman job to move further west and rejoin his old war buddy Curt Warren in the town of Sundown. At first mistaken for a railroad agent by Beau Santee, a Sundown businessman who wants to keep the railroad away from his town, Dan is nearly killed by Santee's henchman, Mark Faber. Dan discovers that his old pal Curt works for Santee. Even after learning Dan's true identity, Santee considers him trouble and plots to get rid of him. With the help of Curt's son Stony, Dan tries to get Curt to take a stand on the right side of the law. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The shooting saga of Beattie, who bought the law to Sundown...murder town! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

New Day at Sundown See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Every time Susan Cummings was in a scene, it seems as though the director made sure to emphasize her amble bosoms with the use of side shots. You just couldn't miss them. See more »

Goofs

When Dan and Curt are in the shootout in the street at the film's end, the sheriff shoots one bad guy in the small alley and he falls dead behind some boxes unseen. When Dan and Curt run into the alley, the body is now in full view and they have to step over it. See more »

Soundtracks

New Day at Sundown
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Music by Gerald Fried
Sung by Randy Stuart (uncredited)
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Montgomery rides the range yet again ........
18 June 2006 | by revdrcacSee all my reviews

In this standard late 50's color western from George Montgomery, a decent script is hampered by so-so casting and pacing . Montgomery is convincing in the lead hero role --- in a film that is ultimately routine.

As movies moved into the late 50's and 1960's, audiences were demanding more adult themes and conflict. This film is an example of that trend. Strained friendship, betrayal, redemption and renewal are all on display in this film ...... but it's too much in too short a film.

This is really a "C" western, and while it does entertain it is undemanding and barely memorable........


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