DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY EDWARD DMYTRYK
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION
Photo with the courtesy of lasbugas
Information from IMDB
The town of Warlock is plagued by a gang of thugs,
leading the inhabitants to hire Clay Blaisdell, a famous gunman,
to act as marshal. When Blaisdell appears,
he is accompanied by his friend Tom Morgan,
a club-footed gambler who is unusually protective of Blaisdell's life and reputation.
However, Johnny Gannon, one of the thugs who has reformed,
volunteered to accept the post of official sheriff in rivalry to Blaisdell;
and a woman arrives in town accusing Blaisdell and Morgan
of having murdered her fiance.
The stage is set for a complex set of moral and personal conflicts.
Written by David Levene
Richard Widmark ... Johnny Gannon
Henry Fonda ... Clay Blaisedell
Anthony Quinn ... Tom Morgan
Dorothy Malone ... Lily Dollar
Dolores Michaels ... Jessie Marlow
Wallace Ford ... Judge Holloway
Tom Drake ... Abe McQuown
Richard Arlen ... Bacon
DeForest Kelley ... Curley Burne (as De Forest Kelley)
Regis Toomey ... Skinner
Vaughn Taylor ... Henry Richardson
Don Beddoe ... Dr. Wagner
Whit Bissell ... Petrix
Bartlett Robinson ... Buck Slavin
Robert Adler ... Foss (uncredited)
Joel Ashley ... Murch (uncredited)
Don 'Red' Barry ... Edward Calhoun (uncredited)
June Blair ... Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
Wally Campo ... Barber (uncredited)
Harry Carter ... Bartender (uncredited)
Paul Comi ... Luke Friendly (uncredited)
Walter Coy ... Deputy Sheriff Roy Tompson (uncredited)
Sheryl Deauville ... Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
Ann Doran ... Mrs. Richardson (uncredited)
David Garcia ... George 'Pony' Benner (uncredited)
Frank Gorshin ... Billy Gannon (uncredited)
Sol Gorss ... Bob Nicholson (uncredited)
J. Anthony Hughes ... Shaw (uncredited)
Roy Jenson ... Hasty (uncredited)
L.Q. Jones ... Fen Jiggs (uncredited)
Stan Kamber ... Hutchinson (uncredited)
Gary Lockwood ... Gang Member (uncredited)
Ian MacDonald ... MacDonald (uncredited)
Robert Osterloh ... Professor (uncredited)
James Philbrook ... Cade (uncredited)
Hugh Sanders ... Sheriff Keller (uncredited)
Roy N. Sickner ... Bush (uncredited)
Mickey Simpson ... Fitzsimmons (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Townsman (uncredited)
Joe Turkel ... Chet Haggin (uncredited)
Tom Wilson ... Townsman (uncredited)
Harry Worth ... (uncredited)
Henry Worth ... Burbage (uncredited)
Robert Alan Aurthur (screenplay)
Oakley Hall (novel)
Henry Fonda's name in the original US version is definitely "Clay,"
but some other sources refer to him as "Curt."
Perhaps some foreign versions of the film renamed him because "Clay"
as a first name was unfamiliar there, while "Curt" was.
Two important roles were played by actors going very much against type.
The often strong, tough, macho Anthony Quinn here is cast as a hesitant, even weak man.
Tom Drake, who once played sensitive composer Richard Rodgers and while at MGM
specialized in nice, clean-cut "boy next door" roles, here is cast as the chief villain,
the evil boss of the vicious "San Pablo" gang.
Film debut of Gary Lockwood.
DeForest Kelley rather famously told an anecdote about the filming
of this movie in his later years on the Star Trek convention circuit,
about the time Princess Sofia of Greece was visiting the set and Kelley flubbed a scene
by falling over a chair onto his backside and saying "Oh, shit," in front of the princess.
Henry Fonda told him the following Monday not to worry about it because he had danced
with the princess over the weekend and ascertained that she had no idea what "shit" meant.
This did not stop Kelley from getting a standing ovation at the commissary
when the cast and crew broke for lunch.
At around 1:12:20, Fonda is made to draw his gun, when he goes to put it back in the holster,
he clearly misses the holster and gets it right on the second try.
As a gunfighter he was obviously better at getting his gun out of the holster than putting it back.
20th Century Fox Studios - 10201 Pico Blvd., Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA
(Town scenes, exteriors)
Arches National Park, Moab, Utah, USA
Dead Horse Point State Park - State Highway 313, Moab, Utah, USA
(target practice scene)
Moab, Utah, USA
Professor Valley, Moab, Utah, USA
White's Ranch - Milepost 14 Utah Hwy 128, Moab, Utah, USA