Rebel in Town

Rebel in Town

Alfred L Werker (1956)

PG Certificate


Our Score
This post-Civil War drama takes as its starting point the accidental shooting of the small son of a former Union officer by a member of a Confederate family passing through a small town. Going on to explore the divisions that emerge within the killer's family, as well as the response of the parents, played by John Payne and Ruth Roman, it is more sober and thoughtful than most westerns, with veteran character actor J Carrol Naish scoring as the bearded Confederate patriarch.


A member of a family of outlaws is sickened when his brother kills a boy, and turns his back on the others. While wandering alone, he is taken in by a couple, but does not realise they are the parents of the dead child. The mother guesses the truth, and keeps it a secret to avoid further bloodshed - but her husband wants revenge. Western, starring John Payne and Ruth Roman.

Cast & Crew

John Willoughby John Payne
Nora Willoughby Ruth Roman
Bedloe Mason J Carrol Naish
Gray Mason Ben Cooper
Wesley Mason John Smith
Marshal Adam Russell James Griffith
Grandma Ackstadt Mary Adams
Peter Willoughby Bobby Clark
Director Alfred L Werker
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: United Artists Corp. Ltd