Taggart


1h 5m 1964

Brief Synopsis

Newly arrived settlers are attacked by local ranch owner Ben Blazer and his men. Kent Taggart sees his parents killed by Blazer's son, whom he tracks home. Taggart kills the boy in front of Blazer, himself dying of a wound, who then puts a price of $5,000 on Taggart's head, an offer enthusiastically taken up by ruthless killer Jason. Taggart has no option but to head out into hostile Apache country followed by Jason and other no-goods.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
New York opening: 24 Dec 1964
Production Company
Gordon Kay & Associates
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Taggart by Louis L'Amour (New York, 1959).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 5m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Synopsis

Kent Taggart and his parents purchase Federal land in the West. Wealthy rancher Ben Blazer and his son Rusty Bob, who own most of the territory, attack the Taggarts in an attempt to drive them off the land. Kent is wounded and watches Rusty Bob brutally murder his parents. He follows the Blazers into town, kills Rusty Bob, and wounds Ben. Before dying, Ben hires three gunmen to track down Kent. The three men overtake him, and in an exchange of gunfire, Kent kills one and wounds another before heading into Apache country. Jason, the remaining gunman, then shoots his wounded partner, who has become a burden, and pursues Kent alone. Meanwhile, Kent comes upon a mission inhabited by an aging gold miner named Stark, his young Mexican wife, Consuela, and daughter Miriam. Kent wins the miner's friendship by helping to repel an Indian attack, and Stark locks up Jason when he arrives with legal authorization to take Kent prisoner. Consuela tries unsuccessfully to seduce Kent, and, angered by her failure, she frees Jason and helps him steal her husband's gold. They join a wagon train and Consuela tries to run away with the gold, but she is killed during an Indian attack. At a U. S. Cavalry fort, Jason encounters Kent, Miriam, and Stark just as the soldiers are preparing to face an Indian attack. Jason kills Stark, but Kent shoots Jason's horse from under him, and he is crushed by the weight of the stolen gold. The battle subsides, and Miriam and Kent are left to start a new life together.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
New York opening: 24 Dec 1964
Production Company
Gordon Kay & Associates
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Taggart by Louis L'Amour (New York, 1959).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 5m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Technicolor)

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