Universal Pictures presents "RIDE CLEAR OF DIABLO" (1954 80 min/Color) -- Starring: Audie Murphy, Susan Cabot, Dan Duryea, Abbe Lane & Russell Johnson
Directed by Jesse Hibbs
Notorious gunslinger Whitey Kincaid (Dan Duryea) is hired by sinister forces to kill Clay O'Mara (Audie Murphy), who is out to avenge the murders of his father and brother. Instead, Kincaid befriends O'Mara, and helps him track down his family's killers. What follows is a classic shootout - who will survive?
Great role for Duryea as the snide, smirking Kincaid.
Special footnote: -- Murphy and Duryea also teamed-up, "Six Black Horses." Duryea and Murphy appeared together again in Jimmy Stewart's "Night Passage," - clearly you can see that these oater are never out of style, the genre of Westerns will always be with us.
1. Jesse Hibbs Director)
Date of Birth: 11 January 1906 - Normal, Illinois
Date of Death: 4 February 1985 - Ojai, California
2. Audie Murphy [aka: Audie Leon Murphy]
Date of Birth: 20 June 1925 - Kingston, Texas
Date of Death: 28 May 1971 - near Roanoke, Virginia (plane crash)
3. Susan Cabot [aka: Harriet Shapiro]
Date of Birth: 9 July 1927 - Boston, Massachusetts
Date of Death: 10 December 1986 - Encino, California
4. Dan Duryea
Date of Birth: 23 January 1907 - White Plains, New York
Date of Death: 7 June 1968 - Hollywood, California
Mr. Jim's Ratings:
Quality of Picture & Sound: 4 Stars
Performance: 4 Stars
Story & Screenplay: 4 Stars
Overall: 4 Stars [Original Music, Cinematography & Film Editing]
Total Time: 80 min on DVD ~ Universal Pictures ~ (May 16 2000)