Six Black Horses


1h 20m 1962

Brief Synopsis

Audie and Dan Duryea are hired by a mysterious woman to take her across Indian country to her husband. On route, she tries to seduce Audie by offering to give him Duryea's share of the money if he will help her achieve her real goal: kill Duryea for having killed her husband. Audie dreams of a getting enough money to buy a ranch of his own, but his loyalty to his friend prevails. In the end, Duryea is killed anyway by the Indians and gets his wish: a funeral carriage pulled by - you guessed it - six black horses.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
San Francisco opening: 28 Mar 1962
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Distribution Company
Universal-International
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Synopsis

Professional wrangler Ben Lane lassos a wild horse in the desert to replace his lost mount and is stopped by a group of toughs, who prepare to hang him as a horsethief. He is rescued by gunman Frank Jesse, and the two men ride into Perdido, where they are confronted by an attractive blonde, Kelly. She hires them to escort her through dangerous Indian territory to rejoin her husband in Santa Rita del Cobre. En route the party is forced to take refuge in a ruined mission and fight off marauding Indians. During the gunplay, Kelly is on the point of shooting Jesse in the back when she is wounded by an Indian spear. She then reveals to Ben that her husband is dead, having been murdered by hired-killer Jesse, and she confesses her determination to take revenge. When Ben suggests they turn back, Jesse refuses. (Secretly he plans to gain possession of the money Kelly has in the Santa Rita bank.) He knocks Ben unconscious and kidnaps Kelly. Ben follows them, kills Jesse in a showdown, and rides off with Kelly.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
San Francisco opening: 28 Mar 1962
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Distribution Company
Universal-International
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Quotes

I got myself a policy: never do an honest days work unless it's absolutely necessary.
- Frank Jesse

Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed in southern Utah.