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The Marksman

The Marksman(1953)

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The film opens with the following written prologue: "As the single-shot rifle of early America gave way to the repeater, the superb, long-range marksman became almost extinct. It no longer seemed a matter of extreme importance to hit a target-either animal or human-with the first shot, because there were always many more loads instantly available. As lawlessness and disorder in the rapidly-expanding West increased, the need for the vanished sharpshooter soon became apparent. There were very few such men left. This is the story of one of them." The production sheet in copyright records lists Stanley Price as "Gov. Watson," however, actor Tom Powers is credited onscreen with that role. Modern sources list Brad Johnson's character name as "Rider."