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      Springfield Rifle

      1952 1h 33m Western List
      Reviews 54% Audience Score 250+ Ratings During the Civil War, Union forces stationed in Colorado are hampered by raiders who have been stealing their horses as they travel through the mountains. When several commanding officers begin to suspect a traitor is revealing troop movements, Maj. Lex Kearny (Gary Cooper) goes undercover to investigate. However, the assignment strains Kearny's relationship with his wife, Erin (Phyllis Thaxter), after he chooses to continue the operation instead of searching for their runaway son. Read More Read Less

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      Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine Gary Cooper in another western, nowhere near High Noon in quality but still better than a lot of 'em. Oct 21, 2019 Full Review Michael E. Grost Classic Film and Television Visually fine Western, that is as much a crime drama or spy film as a Western. Aug 8, 2008 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid A solidly constructed Western Nov 12, 2006 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews An incurious Western set during the Civil War days. Rated: C+ Mar 28, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D Slow but with some interesting twists. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/21/23 Full Review Deke P Very underrated & unappreciated. Civil war espionage. Interesting concept. Lots of action. GREAT CAST! GARY COOPER! LON CHENEY. Phyllis Thaxter. Granny Goose Phil Carey. Giving it 4 stars, cuz unappreciated. Saw it on the television set, 4.13.23. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/14/23 Full Review Audience Member A litle hamy but a good story. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review ashley h Springfield Rifle is an okay film. It is about Major Lex Kearney who becomes the North's first counterespionage agent. Gary Cooper and Phyllis Thaxter give decent performances. The screenplay is a little slow in places. Andre De Toth did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the drama. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review s r A different kind of western. A little spotty on the plot though. Beautiful scenery. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member You got one horse you can ride. What do you want with another you can't? Major Alex Kearney is a Union soldier who is about to be discharged. He volunteers to become the first Union spy and try to uncover how the confederates are discovering the routes for their supplies and horses so he can relay those details back to the Union. Can Alex infiltrate the confederates and discover how they keep stealing Union supplies? "Not used to giving orders, eh?" "Worse yet, I'm used to being obeyed." Andre De Toth, director of House of Wax (1953), Crime Wave, Day of the Outlaw, Play Dirty, The Mongols, and Carson City, delivers Springfield Rifle. The storyline for this picture is straightforward and doesn't have much going for it. The action is just average but the acting is solid. The cast includes Gary Cooper, Lon Chaney, Phyllis Thaxter, Philip Carey, and Alan Hale. "I've said everything I can say. I wish you'd go back but I can't make you." This is another western that was recommended to me via Fios so I DVR'd it randomly off Turner Classic Movies (TCM). This was a very average picture that doesn't have much going for it. Gary Cooper was his calm, cool, sarcastic self. Other than watching this for that quality in Cooper, I'd skip this film. "This idea of yours isn't working." "Give it a chance." Grade: C Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis During the Civil War, Union forces stationed in Colorado are hampered by raiders who have been stealing their horses as they travel through the mountains. When several commanding officers begin to suspect a traitor is revealing troop movements, Maj. Lex Kearny (Gary Cooper) goes undercover to investigate. However, the assignment strains Kearny's relationship with his wife, Erin (Phyllis Thaxter), after he chooses to continue the operation instead of searching for their runaway son.
      Director
      Andre de Toth
      Producer
      Louis F. Edelman
      Production Co
      Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
      Genre
      Western
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 28, 2019
      Runtime
      1h 33m
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