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Stranger On Horseback

4.3 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews

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Joel McCrea brings law and order to the range in Stranger on Horseback . McCrea portrays a circuit judge Richard Thorne, who comes to a small western town in the course of making his rounds. There he finds the town and surrounding area under the feudal thumb of an oldline family headed by Josiah Bannerman (John McIntire). Despite wholehearted opposition and obstacles, Thorne fingers Bannerman s spoiled son, Tom (Kevin McCarthy) for murder and smokes out the necessary frightened witnesses and defies the whole clan by seeing that justice is done. In doing so he even wins the grudging respect of the old cattle baron, gains the love of the latter s strong-willed niece, Amy (Miroslava Stern), and awakens the sheriff (Emile Meyer) to a new sense of duty. Bonus Features: Scene Selection, Trailers, Radio Hour: Radio Shows: Tales of Texas Rangers, Audio biographies by Joel Blumberg, Original Theatrical Trailer, Adlets: Lonesome Trail DF, Tall Texan, Western Noir DF, Great Jesse James Raid & Other Legendary Outlaws Product Specs: DVD9; Dolby Digital; 66 minutes; Color; 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; MPAA NR; Year 1955; SRP - $14.99

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Product Details

  • Actors: Walter S. Baldwin, James Bell, John Carradine, Robert Cornthwaite, Nancy Gates
  • Directors: Jacques Tourneu
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Original recording remastered, Restored, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: VCI Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 16, 2008
  • Run Time: 66 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001CR4966
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,984 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Stranger On Horseback" on IMDb

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By Robert M. Dunhour on January 17, 2014
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I find that it is a good western with a tough guy with a soft heart. It is like a-lot of westerns of the time making it predictable. I also find that the actor is okay with one liners and the manufacturing is "okay". But I would still put it in a "B" category and good to have it in a collection to view again!
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Joel McCrea is made for this role being a rancher & cowboy. His kick back way that he has about him. As I've repeatably said Joel McCrea was made to play westerns. He can ride, act, & his good looks & build is in his favor. I think that the writer Louise L'Amour sometimes gets carried away with his pen or something but Joel does great with what material he has & makes the movie top notch
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Joel McCrey is always the same on screen and if the script is as good as the director you will enjoy it. This one is not his best, but the movie is entertaining.
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The most impressive thing about this movie is the location work around Sedona, Arizona. Sadly, the poor quality of the print and lackluster DVD transfer do a serious injustice to the photography, and I therefore can't recommend it. Several seconds are missing at a critical moment, and that's distracting too. The story -- which other reviews describe in more detail -- is fairly standard; if you're a fan of westerns, you've seen it many times with many variations: the good guy has to bring a bad guy to trial against overwhelming odds. There are a few good scenes in the first half, and watching John Carradine as an overblown windbag is a pleasure. The other bad guys are one-note cliches, but the biggest problem is the miscasting of the Czech born Miroslava as the female lead. I've never read the original Louis L'Amour story, but it seems pretty clear that she was supposed to be the daughter of the wealthy rancher. However, her accent made that impossible, so she's now his niece. It still isn't believable. McCrea is a bit stiff and 20 years older than she is, so the love story doesn't work very well. It's not a terrible film, and at 65 minutes, it doesn't lag. But your time is better spend watching a great western a second time instead of watching this one at all.
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Thank you to company to release this rare western. The quality is ok, a few parts show to be aged , but overall good. The movie itself reads straight from the Louis Lamour story. Recommend to see at least once.
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received your product the movie was excellent i will do more trading with your
organization in the future thanks very much
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We are Louis L'amour fans and this is classic Louis L'amour, with the usual twists and turns and a surprise ending.
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Admittedly, I am not a Joel McCrea fan by any means. I do snap up any films based on stories from Louie Lamour and this film was classic Lamour. Joel McCrea did a good job with his character and that says a lot when you consider that I have never been a fan of this particular actor. John Carradine was fantastic as always and much younger in this film.

The quality of this DVD was poor. The original film negative was lost at some point in time and this DVD was produced off a copy of a film that survived. Dispite being "remastered" there are fluctuations in color and film quality from scene to scene with a heavy emphasis on the red hues which I found to be distracting.
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