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Backlash(1956)

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Brief Synopsis

Jim Slater's father (whom he never knew) died in the Apache ambush at Gila Valley, and Jim is searching for the one survivor, who supposedly went for help but disappeared with a lot of gold. In the process, he gets several people gunning for him, and he keeps meeting liberated woman Karyl Orton, who may be on a similar mission. Renewed Apache hostilities and an impending range war provide complications.

Cast & Crew

John Sturges Director
Richard Widmark Jim Slater
Donna Reed Karyl Orton
William Campbell Johnny Cool
John McIntire Jim Bonniwell [also known as William Slater]
Barton MacLane Sergeant [George] Lake
Harry Morgan Tony Welker
Robert J. Wilke Jeff Welker
Roy Roberts Major Carson
Edward Platt Sheriff [J. C.] Marson
Robert Foulk Sheriff Olson
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in Houston, TX: 14 Mar 1956; Los Angeles opening: 14 Mar 1956; New York opening: 20 Apr 1956
Release Date:  1956 Production Date:  [up to 2:1]
EBX; AFI
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Universal Pictures Co., Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Universal-International Pictures Co., Inc.
Duration(mins):  83-84 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • "Backlash" - Excellent 1956 Western

    Greta Jones 2013-06-15

    "Backlash" is a very good "Western" movie ... excellent cast and entertaining story. When Richard Widmark is on the screen he always... MORE>

  • Backlash (1956)

    Celia Trimboli 2010-11-05

    Beautifully photographed. Good western. Please release to DVD very soon. MORE>

  • Widmark searches for his past

    Jack Jacoby 2010-10-25

    In this heavily plotted, entertaining western, durable star, Richard Widmark, searches for survivors of a massacre and uncovers his past, with lovely Donna... MORE>