The Duel at Silver Creek (1952)

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    Plot Summary
    A gang of claim jumpers is infesting the territory,
    gaining ownership of undermanned mining operations through extortion...and leaving no live witnesses. But one victim, quick-drawing gambler Luke Cromwell, escapes. Meanwhille, Marshal Lightnin' Tyrone is also after the gang; recovering from one raid, he meets femme fatale Opal Lacy, who may not be healthy for him to know. When Luke, now calling himself the Silver Kid, joins forces with Marshal Tyrone, the gang had better watch out ...unless something drives a wedge between the new allies.
    Written by Rod Crawford

    Audie Murphy ... Luke Cromwell - The Silver Kid
    Faith Domergue ... Opal Lacy
    Stephen McNally ... Marshal Lightning Tyrone (as Stephen Mc.Nally)
    Susan Cabot ... Jane 'Dusty' Fargo
    Gerald Mohr ... Rod Lacy
    Eugene Iglesias ... Johnny Sombrero
    James Anderson ... Rat Face Blake (as Kyle James)
    Walter Sande ... Pete Fargo
    Lee Marvin ... Tinhorn Burgess
    George Eldredge ... Jim Ryan - Bartender
    and many more...

    Don Siegel

    Writing Credits
    Gerald Drayson Adams ... (story)
    Gerald Drayson Adams ... (screenplay) and
    Joseph Hoffman ... (screenplay)

    Leonard Goldstein ... producer
    Ross Hunter ... associate producer (uncredited)

    Herman Stein ... (uncredited)

    Irving Glassberg


    During the climactic gunfight where rider Rod Lacy is himself chased on horseback by the marshal and both then dismount to continue shooting at each other, Lacy astonishingly manages to fire 11 shots from what is clearly a revolver pistol (which normally fires only 6) before an attempted 12th shot reveals it to be out of ammunition, and only then is Lacy forced to reload it - he is out of frame briefly whilst on his galloping horse (the camera cuts to the chasing marshal) but could not have conceivably re-loaded during that very short time, and at no point throughout is he shown to be carrying 2 guns.

    When 'Pop' Muzik is shot, immediately as the dead body is shown, the hand is seen to be moving.

    Revealing mistakes
    When we first meet Marshal Lightning Tyrone and his father, the tracks of the camera dolly are clearly visible as they walk through the town's main street.

    Memorable Quotes

    Filming Locations
    Santa Susana Mountains, California, USA
    Corriganville, Ray Corrigan Ranch, Simi Valley, California, USA
    Iverson Ranch - 1 Iverson Lane, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Janss Conejo Ranch, Thousand Oaks, California, USA
    Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park - 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Rd., Agua Dulce, California, USA

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    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited once, last by ethanedwards ().

  • The Duel at Silver Creek is a 1952 American Technicolor Western film directed by Don Siegel;
    his first film in the Western genre. It starred Audie Murphy, Faith Domergue, Stephen McNally and Susan Cabot.
    It was the first time Murphy had appeared in a film where he played a character who was good throughout the movie.
    The working titles of the film were Claim Jumpers and Hair Trigger Kid

    User Review

    With beautiful color and too much action, this little Western is nice to watch…
    18 November 2007 | by Righty-Sock

    Best Wishes
    London- England