Fighting Man of the Plains (1949)

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    • Fighting Man of the Plains (1949)

      FIGHTING MEN OF THE PLAINS

      DIRECTED BY EDWIN L, MARIN
      NAT HOLT PRODUCTIONS
      TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION

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      INFORMATION FROM IMDb

      Plot Summary
      In August, 1863, Jim Dancer, searching for the killer of his brother,
      rides with Quantrell's raiders against Lawrence, Kansas. Yancey,
      one of the guerrillas most responsible for the band's bad name and reputation,
      accosts Evelyn Slocom. Yancey tell Dancer that Evelyn's father is the man who killed Dancer's brother,
      and Dancer takes revenge by killing him.
      But the man he is searching for is really the dead mans brother, Bert Slocum.
      When the Civil War ends in 1865, Dancer becomes a fugitive, hunted by Slocum and George Cummings,
      a detective for the Pleasanton Agency.
      Cummings finally catches Dancer, and it is only then that Dancer learns he killed the wrong man.
      While crossing the river on a makeshift ferry, Cummings is accidentally killed.
      When they are found, Dancer introduces himself as Cummings, saying the dead man was Jim Dancer.
      As Cummings, Dancer becomes a track-worker at Lanyard, Kansas.
      While the town is celebrating the arrival of the first cattle-drive herd from Texas,
      one ...
      Written by Les Adams

      Cast
      Randolph Scott ... Jim Dancer
      Bill Williams ... Johnny Tancred
      Victor Jory ... Dave Oldham
      Jane Nigh ... Florence Peel
      Douglas Kennedy ... Ken Vedder
      Joan Taylor ... Evelyn Slocum
      Berry Kroeger ... Cliff Bailey
      Rhys Williams ... Chandler Leach
      Barry Kelley ... Slocum
      James Todd ... Hobson
      Paul Fix ... Yancey
      James Millican ... Cummings
      Burk Symon ... Meeker
      Dale Robertson ... Jesse James
      Herbert Rawlinson ... Lawyer
      J. Farrell MacDonald ... Partridge
      Harry Cheshire ... Lanyard
      James Griffith ... Quantrell
      Charles Anthony Hughes ... Kerrigan (as Tony Hughes)
      John Hamilton ... Currier
      John Halloran ... Harmer
      Cliff Clark ... Travers
      Anthony Jochim ... Holz
      James Harrison ... Slattery
      Matt Willis ... Ferryman
      and many more...

      Directed
      Edwin L. Marin

      Writing Credits
      Frank Gruber ... (screenplay) (novel)

      Produced
      Nat Holt ... producer
      Harry Howard ... associate producer

      Music
      Paul Sawtell

      Cinematography
      Fred Jackman Jr. ... director of photography

      Trivia
      Re-release prints were struck in black-and-white.

      Film debut of Joan Taylor,

      James Millican plays a private detective who arrests Randolph Scott,
      who is playing a former member of Quantrell's Raiders.
      In The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953), Millican plays Quantrill and once again,
      Scott plays one of his former Raiders.

      Crazy Credits
      Opening credits prologue:
      The vast plains of the American West proved a barrier so formidable
      that the westward march of civilization faltered before it for more than a decade.
      Yet Civilization must move on and the Great Plains were finally conquered.
      This is the story of one of these builders of the West ...
      Jim Dancer, bad man, outlaw ..... Fighting man of the plains.

      During the desperate days of the Civil War-August 21, 1863,-Quantrell's raid on Lawrence, Kansas.
      The bloody war between the states finally came to an end, but on the border the hatreds had been too great.
      Men continued to ride and fight and die.
      The name of Quantrell was heard no more, but new names were whispered,
      names of men who had ridden with Quantrell and were now outlaws.

      1868 ARCH CLEMENTS 1869 THE YOUNGER BROTHERS 1870 JESSE JAMES 1871 JIM DANCER 1872

      Filming Locations
      Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

      Watch the Movie

      [extendedmedia]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRWU3S23QGI[/extendedmedia]
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Fighting Man of the Plains is a 1949 film directed by Edwin L. Marin.
      It stars Randolph Scott and Bill Williams.

      Look out for Duke 'Pal' Paul Fix as Yancey

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      User Review

      Great script in b/w western
      17 September 2001 | by Jens Carl (Solvesborg, Sweden)

      jens wrote:

      Fighting Man of the Plains takes place after the American civil war, about 1870 and forward. It's a great story starring the one and only Randolph Scott plus other actors and actresses that I have never heard of before.


      It's strange to watch a movie like this and know that most, maybe even all, of the participating are dead. I mean this film was made in 1949, more than 50 years ago, and you got so attached to the characters as well as the actors. I don't watch old films like this usually otherwise, but it's strange reckoning.

      Nevertheless Randolph Scott is as always incredibly handsome and an up standing gentleman in his roles but has a bit of a different role in this flick. He plays a murderer (revenged his brother's death but on the wrong brother). There's a lot of gun fighting and fist fights impressing the girls at the saloon. So it's a real western movie!

      I don't know if it's available in color? I watched it in black/white but that didn't matter. It was real good anyway and I liked it.
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      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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