The Marauders

The Marauders

Gerald Mayer (1955)

81min
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Review

Our Score
Not to be confused with a 1947 Hopalong Cassidy adventure, this routine western has a staple story at its heart - powerful ranchers hire muscle to force squatters, lowlifes and emigrants off their land. At the first skirmish the squatters win, killing the rancher and his son. But then Dan Duryea, a book-keeper who fancies himself as a military strategist and calls himself "The General", gets control of the ranch and initiates all-out range war. This is the scenario perfected first by Shane and then, later, by Heaven's Gate, though this MGM effort never assumes to rise above its B-movie station.

Summary

A courageous homesteader refuses to give in to the strong-arm tactics employed by a ruthless businessman - but things take a turn for the worse when the magnate dies, leaving a murderous madman to carry on his campaign of intimidation. Western, starring Dan Duryea, Jeff Richards, Keenan Wynn and Jarma Lewis.

Cast & Crew

Mr Avery Dan Duryea
Corey Everett Jeff Richards
Hook Keenan Wynn
Hannah Ferber Jarma Lewis
Roy Rutherford John Hudson (1)
John Rutherford Harry Shannon
Albie Ferber David Kasday
Louis Ferber James Anderson (2)
Director Gerald Mayer
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColour
Drama