Face of a Fugitive

Face of a Fugitive

Paul Wendkos (1959)

80min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Cleverly expanded from Peter Dawson's 1956 short story Long Gone and particularly well directed by Paul Wendkos, this intriguing minor western stars Fred MacMurray as a bank robber trying to shake off his past and settle down in a new town. MacMurray is a shade too old and staid for his role (and, besides, his toupee never really convinces), but watch out for then-newcomer James Coburn, who takes over the screen every time he appears. Wendkos made a number of highly regarded low-budget films around this period before basing his career in television.

Summary

A man wrongly accused of murder flees from the authorities to start a new life in a Mexican border town. He ends up helping the local sheriff deal with a corrupt rancher's crooked schemes, while falling for the lawman's sister. However, his new-found happiness is threatened when his face starts to appear on wanted posters. Western, starring Fred MacMurray, Lin McCarthy, Alan Baxter and James Coburn.

Cast & Crew

Jim Larson/Ray Kincaid Fred MacMurray
Mark Riley Lin McCarthy
Reed Williams Alan Baxter
Purdy James Coburn
Ellen Bailey Dorothy Green
Stableman Hal K Dawson
Janet Myrna Fahey
Stockton James Gavin
Allison Francis de Sales
Director Paul Wendkos
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColour
Drama