Showdown at Abilene

  • Charles Haas (1956)
  • US
  • 80 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Jock Mahoney had been around as a stunt man and bit-part player before being given the lead in minor westerns such as this Universal movie. Unfortunately, he's no more than adequate playing the American Civil War veteran who refuses to carry a gun as sheriff of Abilene. Much better is Lyle Bettger, who gives a typically intense performance as the one-armed cattle king who has taken Mahoney's girl - Martha Hyer - and wants him dead. Producer Howard Christie liked the story so much he re-made it 11 years later as Gunfight in Abilene with Bobby Darin, Emily Banks and Leslie Nielsen.

Plot Summary

Western starring Jock Mahoney and Martha Hyer. The former sheriff of Abilene runs into trouble on returning home from the Civil War having accidentally killed a friend's brother during the conflict.

Cast and crew

Cast

Jim Trask
Jock Mahoney
Peggy Bigelow
Martha Hyer
Dave Mosely
Lyle Bettger
Verne Ward
David Janssen
Chip Tomlin
Grant Williams
Dan Claudius
Ted De Corsia
Ross Bigelow
Harry Harvey
Jack Bedford
Dayton Lummis
Nelson
Richard H Cutting
Sprague
Robert G Anderson

Crew

Director
Charles Haas

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Edited for violence.
Categories
Drama

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