Springfield Rifle

  • U
  • Andre De Toth (1952)
  • US
  • 88 min
Springfield Rifle
Film Review
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2 out of 5

In the same year that Gary Cooper won an Oscar for High Noon he also starred in this perfunctory Warner Bros western. Directed with some style by House of Wax's Andre De Toth, this feature still resembles a Randolph Scott programme filler, wherein Cooper instead of Scott rides with a batch of second-string actors to infiltrate a gang. Cooper is a little too old for this kind of lark and the support cast really isn't worthy of him, but there's a certain pleasure to be gained from watching a great star at work.

Plot Summary

Western starring Gary Cooper. During the American Civil War, Union officer Lex Kearney is thrown out of the army for cowardice. But Kearney then goes under cover to find out who is supplying a Confederate gang with inside information.

Cast and crew


Major "Lex" Kearney
Gary Cooper
Erin Kearney
Phyllis Thaxter
Austin McCool
David Brian
Lt Col Hudson
Paul Kelly (1)
Captain Tennick
Philip Carey
Lon Chaney Jr
Matthew Quint
James Millican
Olie Larsen
Martin Milner
Sergeant Snow
Guinn "Big Boy" Williams
Lieutenant Evans
Jerry O'Sullivan


Andre De Toth

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros Pictures Ltd
Available on video
Certificate U