Stranger at My Door (1956)

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    • Stranger at My Door (1956)




      Plot Summary
      Notorious outlaw Clay Anderson and gang rob the town bank and flee in separate directions. Riding hard, Clay's horse goes lame and he is forced to pull-up at a nearby farm. He soon discovers that the place belongs to local preacher Hollis Jarret, his new wife, and a son from a previous marriage. Clay, posing as a weary traveler, tries to insinuate himself into a secure hideout, but the reverend isn't fooled. He agrees to allow Clay to remain at the farm for a few days, but his motive isn't the preservation of his family's safety. Hollis reasons that, with time, patience and a lot of faith, he can convince the outlaw to turn over a new leaf. But Clay's criminal tendencies may run deeper than the preacher had imagined...
      Written by Chris Stone

      Macdonald Carey ... Hollis Jarret
      Patricia Medina ... Peg Jarret
      Skip Homeier ... Clay Anderson
      Stephen Wootton Stephen Wootton ... 'Dodie' Jarret
      Louis Jean Heydt ... Sheriff John Tatum
      Howard Wright ... 'Doc' Parks
      Slim Pickens ... Ben Silas
      Malcolm Atterbury ... Rev. Hastings
      and many more...

      William Witney

      Writing Credits
      Barry Shipman ... (story)
      Barry Shipman ... (screenplay)

      Sidney Picker ... associate producer

      R. Dale Butts

      Bud Thackery ... director of photography



      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      Republic Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Stranger at My Door (1956)

      Stranger at My Door is a 1956 American Western film directed by
      William Witney starring Macdonald Carey, Patricia Medina and Skip Homeier

      In 1991, a television film also entitled Stranger at My Door was released.
      The 1991 film had nothing in common with the 1956 release other than the title.

      User Review

      Good Family entertainment .....
      27 October 2006 | by revdrcac (United States)
      MacDonald Carey made several entertaining low budget western films in the 1950's, before gaining lasting fame as the lead on the soap opera "Days of our Lives". In this western with a message, Carey finds himself in a saga of good vs. evil, faith vs. worldliness. An escaping convict and a peaceful minister do battle for the salvation of the felons soul! Both men seem equally sure of their eventual victory.

      I enjoyed this film and feel it was well suited to Mr. Carey's abilities. It was also fun to see the casting of Slim Pickens (What would westerns have done without him ?). Even though this storyline was recycled, this one is still very much worth viewing.
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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