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Riding Shotgun

  • Western
  • 1954
  • Andre De Toth
  • 74 mins
  • U

Summary

Western starring Randolph Scott. After members of his family are murdered during a stagecoach robbery, Larry Delong takes a job as a stage guard in the hope that he will meet the outlaws responsible. When he tries to warn the townspeople of an imminent raid, they mistake him for being part of the gang.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Throughout the 1950s, western fans were well-served by colour programme fillers, invariably featuring either baby-faced Audie Murphy or craggy Randolph Scott. Eventually Scott managed to fashion his co-features into a remarkable series of westerns, the Ranown cycle. Prior to that, however, Randy rode a tall saddle, invariably directed by Warners hack-of-all-trades, the one-eyed Andre De Toth, of whose work this is a prime example. The plot is the usual one of Scott attempting to clear his name, and down the cast list as a baddie is one Charles Buchinsky, who changed his name to Bronson a year later. Nothing spectacular, then, but still reasonably undemanding entertainment. The cameraman, by the way, was used to riding shotgun himself, he's Stagecoach's distinguished Bert Glennon.

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Credits

Cast

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Larry DelongRandolph Scott
Tub MurphyWayne Morris
Orissa FlynnJoan Weldon
Tom BiggertJoe Sawyer
Dan MaradayJames Millican
PintoCharles Bronson

Crew

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DirectorAndre De Toth

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros Pictures Ltd
Languages
English | German | Spanish
Formats
Colour
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