He Rides Tall


1h 24m 1964

Film Details

Also Known As
The Gun Hand
Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
New York opening: 26 Feb 1964
Production Company
Gordon Kay & Associates
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 24m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

On the day before he is to marry Ellie Daniels and give up his job, Marshal Morg Rocklin is forced to kill the son of old rancher Josh McCloud, who had cared for the orphaned Morg when he was a boy. Reluctantly postponing his wedding, Morg rides out to break the sad news to McCloud. En route he is ambushed by McCloud's foreman, ex-convict Bart Thorne, but manages to escape. Later, however, he is attacked by Thorne's men and knocked unconscious. Thorne then forces Dr. Sam, a Negro physician, to operate on and cripple Morg's gun hand. Unaware that Dr. Sam faked the operation, Thorne elopes with Josh's mercenary young wife, Kate, and steals the old man's money and cattle. In his flight Thorne sacrifices Kate to Indians who kill and scalp her, and he also stampedes the cattle, which trample Josh to death. Morg arrives in town and with his perfectly healed gun hand wipes out Thorne and his gang. He then throws away his gun and makes plans for a life of peace with Ellie.

Film Details

Also Known As
The Gun Hand
Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
New York opening: 26 Feb 1964
Production Company
Gordon Kay & Associates
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 24m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

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Trivia

Notes

The working title of this film is The Gun Hand.