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      Yuma

      1971 1 hr. 13 min. Western List
      Reviews 43% 50+ Ratings Audience Score Dave Harmon (Clint Walker) is the new sheriff in Yuma, Ariz., and he has his hands full as soon as he arrives. Brothers Sam (Bruce Glover) and Rol King (Neil Russell) hold up a stagecoach, and Harmon slaps them in jail. When Rol is killed in an attempted escape, Harmon is wrongly accused of shooting him, and the Kings' big brother, Arch (Morgan Woodward), will not stand for it. Hoping to avoid another killing, Harmon vows to catch Rol's killer and put things to right. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Really good western here recommended James Welch, Henderson, Arkansas September 3, 2023 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 09/04/23 Full Review Charles T Aaron Spelling produced this made for television western that gets awfully plotty for a seventy three minute film. It plays like a probable failed series pilot. Clint Walker is U.S. Marshal Dave Harmon, who wanders into Yuma, Arizona Territory in time to kill one of the brothers of the local bigwig rancher who is out on a trail drive. Harmon takes another brother to jail, and meets "cute" homeless kid Andres (Miguel Alejandro), who sleeps at the jailhouse. One night, Andres is snoozing when a villain and another man dressed in Army blue take the remaining brother into the street and kill him, pinning the murder on Harmon. Not good for your first twenty four hours on the job. Harmon visits the local Army fort, and rankles the chains of the commander. The bigwig hears of his brothers' deaths, and rides back to town in time to get his chains rankled as well. The local native population, who get short-changed by the Army on their beef, also get rankled in the chains area. With all these chains getting rankled, Harmon still has time to woo the local hotel owner. The Army guy involved in the murder ends up dead, the local cattle buyer is implicated, the Indians do a lot of hesitant speechifying, and the climax brings about an unlikely showdown as Harmon must prove to the town that the villainous cattle buyer had a boss, someone we have suspected as being too helpful all along. There is a semi-subplot involving the death of Walker's family at the hands of Army raiders, and I think this would have been the force behind the series, had it been picked up. Instead, the film ends abruptly, and I kept waiting for scenes from next week's exciting episode. Because of the fade-outs for nonexistent commercial breaks, the pacing is off and its story jumps in fits. Walker is handsome, rugged, and has a voice deeper than a well. The rest of the cast is full of television actors you have probably seen before. Much of the action is pretty lame, and the violence is tepid. The first brother killed gets a shotgun blast mid-torso, and falls without a scratch on him. I did not expect a Tarantino movie, but this is the wrong film to use to teach children about the evil of guns. Speaking of children, the Mexican kid here goes from "cute" to "aneurysm-inducing annoyance" very quickly. If you dislike westerns, then you will dislike "Yuma." If you like westerns, then you will still dislike "Yuma." I cannot recommend it. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 07/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesting, good old time Western movie Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A well-acted but unimpressive made for TV Western. Rated: C+ Nov 3, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Dave Harmon (Clint Walker) is the new sheriff in Yuma, Ariz., and he has his hands full as soon as he arrives. Brothers Sam (Bruce Glover) and Rol King (Neil Russell) hold up a stagecoach, and Harmon slaps them in jail. When Rol is killed in an attempted escape, Harmon is wrongly accused of shooting him, and the Kings' big brother, Arch (Morgan Woodward), will not stand for it. Hoping to avoid another killing, Harmon vows to catch Rol's killer and put things to right.
      Director
      Ted Post
      Genre
      Western
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 26, 2020