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Face of a Fugitive

  • Drama
  • 1959
  • Paul Wendkos
  • 80 mins
  • U

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.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Jim Larson / Ray KincaidFred MacMurray
Mark RileyLin McCarthy
Ellen BaileyDorothy Green
Reed WilliamsAlan Baxter
JanetMyrna Fahey
PurdyJames Coburn
AllisonFrancis De Sales

Crew

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DirectorPaul Wendkos

Details

Language
English
Formats
Colour
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