This movie was first released in 1965(1994) in full screen, technicolour and runs 92 minutes. The sound and picture are good. The film starts in silverlady saloon where miner Hank Willis says that the future was in silver under the ground and asks Carol Ridgeway (AUDREY DALTON) to sing. Willie Dugan (DAN DURYEA) walks in Silver Creek, all dressed in black, having had a long ride on the stage and orders a large mug of ice cold water. Willis starts a fight with Dugan because he tried to talk to Carol. Jonny Leam (ROD CAMERON) buts in to stop this and has to shoot Willis. Leam takes Dugan to his room and Dugan claims he has not seen a man killed before. Leam gives Dugan a gun and leaves. He also says that there could be law in the books, but around here men carry it on their hips. Now Dugan looks for a job. He takes a job transporting payrol on horses. He was also told that there were many outlaws who would want to get hold of this payrol. He and Captain Luther are ambushed by Jim Sutton and his gang and Dugan manages to shoot them all and collects $250/- reward and gets a new outfit. They decide to collect more money by becoming bounty hunters. They approach the local sheriff and find out who needs collecting, but the sheriff thinks that they were 'both soft in their heads'. They decide to go after Mike Clayman (BUSTER CRABBE), one of the worse, who was in New Mexico territory. Marshall Davis warns them about Clayman. Dugan and Luther handcuff Clayman and try to ride back to Silver Creek. On their way Clayman tries to bribe them with $500/- reward money, to save them trouble. 3 of Clayman's men follow them.
How will it end? Will Dugan and Luther succeed in taking Clayman back for the $500/- reward? What will Clayman's men do? What has happened to Carol? Will the bounty hunters become bounty killers?
This story of LEO GORDON is well photographed by FREDERICK E WEST and well directed by SPENCER G BENNET. Old Dan Duryea gives excellent performance as usual.
DAN DURYEA was born on 23.1.1907 in White Plains, New York. He graduated at Cornell University in 1928. he made his name on Broadway play - 'Dead End'. He moved to Hollywood in 1940. he established himself in films playing secondary roles as a foil, weak or annoyingly immature character. Later to change to violent, yet sexy, bad guy of film moirs. In 1950's, he did many westerns, one of the best in 1950 - 'Winchester '73'. He was married (1932) for 35 years to his wife -HELEN BRYAN, who died on 21.1.1967. They had 2 sons - PETER(actor) and RICHARD. Dan Duryea died on 7.6.1968, aged 61, of cancer in Hollywood, california.
Some of Dan Duryea's films are:-
(1) Ball of Fire, 1941
(2) Sahara, 1943
(3) Along Came Jones, 1945
(4) Manhandled, 1949
(5) Winchester '73, 1950
(6) Ride Clear of Diablo, 1954
(7) Silver Lode, 1954
(8) Night Passage, 1957
(9) Six Black Horses, 1962
(10)The Flight of the Phoenix, 1965
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