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Fighting Man of the Plains

Released Nov 16, 1949 1h 34m Western List
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Gunslinger and former Confederate Jim Dancer (Randolph Scott) is on a mission to find his brother's killer but mistakenly shoots the wrong man, leading him to become an outlaw. Later, Dancer takes on the identity of a deceased marshal and comes into conflict with a ruthless band of criminals but receives help from a renowned old war buddy. Dancer also finally gets a chance to face off against his sibling's real murderer, Bert Slocum (Barry Kelley), in a tense showdown. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Another one of those Quantrill raider Westerns that blurs the line between historical fact and Hollywood filmmaking. Rated: C+ Jul 30, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Excellent classic western with some well-written sub plots woven in which makes this one better than your standard Hollywood westerns. Great insight to friendships, loyalty, love, and truth - the old lost values America used to have. Glad I watched and also good family fare. This is a good Randolph Scott choice among his many films. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Solid western story with redemption and revenge simmering through. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Standard Randolph Scott Western. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member another randolph scott western Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review ashley h The movie is a good film. Edwin L. Marin did a great job directing this movie. Randolph Scott gave an amazing performance as Jim Dancer. This movie is a must see if you are a fan of westerns. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Gunslinger and former Confederate Jim Dancer (Randolph Scott) is on a mission to find his brother's killer but mistakenly shoots the wrong man, leading him to become an outlaw. Later, Dancer takes on the identity of a deceased marshal and comes into conflict with a ruthless band of criminals but receives help from a renowned old war buddy. Dancer also finally gets a chance to face off against his sibling's real murderer, Bert Slocum (Barry Kelley), in a tense showdown.
Director
Edwin L. Marin
Producer
Nat Holt
Screenwriter
Frank Gruber
Distributor
20th Century Fox
Genre
Western
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Nov 16, 1949, Original
Runtime
1h 34m