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Star in the Dust

1956 1h 20m Western List
Reviews 40% Audience Score 50+ Ratings The sheriff's (John Agar) caught between farmers and cattlemen who disagree about hanging a gunman (Richard Boone). Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Solid B western. Rated: B Mar 30, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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r 9 After an awfully slow opening 30 minutes, 'Star in the Dust' does eventually turn into a decent western flick from 1956. I really didn't enjoy that beginning chunk, which is severely meandering as it's filled with set-up and uninteresting characters. Thankfully things gradually improve, how much I'm not fully sure, to lead into an eventful, at least, finale. I don't have much to note with the cast. John Agar stands out as you'd expect, while future Disney mainstay Harry Morgan is also involved. Clint Eastwood has a minor showing, a few words but nothing more. Lastly, one thing I must note: there's a crazy piece of stuntwork towards the conclusion - I was genuinely shocked to see it. Bravo to whomever did it! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Very Gunsmokish-type movie. Standard 1950s Western Movie fare with a righteous sheriff outnumbered by the opposition, with the standard range war backdrop of farmers versus cattlemen. Opposition naturally led by a powerful baron who practically owns the town. Another standard theme. A love story thrown in, complicated by its trail that leads from the sheriff's office straight to the baron's ranch house. A ballad singer on a guitar, accompanies the audience throughout the film, adding an interesting feature to the movie. Not unentertaining. Slightly an above average production. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis The sheriff's (John Agar) caught between farmers and cattlemen who disagree about hanging a gunman (Richard Boone).
Charles Haas
Production Co
Universal International Pictures
Original Language
Release Date (Streaming)
Apr 10, 2020
1h 20m