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      Sierra

      Released Jun 1, 1950 1h 23m Western List
      Reviews 33% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A tomboy frontier lawyer (Wanda Hendrix) finds an outlaw (Dean Jagger) and his son (Audie Murphy) hiding out from a false charge of murder. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Unconvincing Western unimaginatively directed by Alfred E. Green. Rated: C+ May 1, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Franky L I love westerns having grown up in the South West, and likewise love Audie Murphy. But, this combo just didn't work this time. The story was thin, and interspersed were songs by Burl Ives. Lsndscape location (Jemez, NM, it seemed) was lovely, and the scene of the horse stampede was remarkable, just would have liked to have a little deeper and less predictable story. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/04/24 Full Review Audience Member The first Audie Murphy I ever saw & I became an immediate fan. Definitely not his best but entertaining enough, drags in parts, but nice to see Audie & Wanda Hendrix together. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Audie Murphy was an exceptional actor and always seemed to have a down to earth personality. I haven't seen a movie of his yet that I didn't like. Much better than the movies of current time. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review ashley h Sierra is a decent film. It is about a man falsely accused of murder who takes his son and rides off into a secret hideout deep in the wilderness. Audie Murphy and Wanda Hendrix give good performances. The screenplay is a little slow in places. Alfred E. Green did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the adventure. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member 160702: I cannot say if it was intentional, but there is an underlying stress to Sierra. The stress is created by the seemingly dual nature of the film, often child-like in the action of its characters while at the same time attempting to be a serious, action-packed drama. Ring Hassard (Audie Murphy) and Riley Martin (Wanda Hendrix) are annoyingly naïve and stubborn while at the same time fighting a life and death struggle against an equally naïve and stubborn community. The atmosphere of the film is lightened by the first appearance of Lonesome (Burl Ives) who you hear before see. Ives light-hearted musical numbers throw a further curve to the awkward nature of the film. You're never quite sure who the bad guys are but there are seemingly many of them. From Jeff Hassard (Dean Jagger) and the initially dark Coulter family featuring Tony Curtis, John Doucette and a younger James Arness (they grow on you); to Big Matt Rango (Richard Rober) and Duke Lafferty (Elliot Reid); Sierra kept my mind wondering. On a lighter note, if you appreciate horses as I do, Sierra puts plenty on display, the horses being central to the overall story. And, I must say, this film provided a first for me. I have never, ever, in fifty years of westerns, seen a firearm used to help cure a rattlesnake bite! A knife, a western staple; but a single action revolver, never. Classic. With all that, Sierra is a unique viewing experience, an experience I'm betting non-western fans may find a bit painful. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A tomboy frontier lawyer (Wanda Hendrix) finds an outlaw (Dean Jagger) and his son (Audie Murphy) hiding out from a false charge of murder.
      Director
      Alfred E. Green
      Producer
      Michael Kraike, Walter Kraike
      Screenwriter
      Edna Anhalt, Milton Gunzburg
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures
      Production Co
      Universal International Pictures
      Genre
      Western
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 1, 1950, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 1, 2019
      Runtime
      1h 23m