Dallas (film)

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Dallas FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Stuart Heisler
Produced by Anthony Veiller
Written by John Twist
Starring Gary Cooper
Ruth Roman
Steve Cochran
Barbara Payton
Raymond Massey
Music by Max Steiner
Cinematography Ernest Haller
Edited by Clarence Kolster
Distributed by Warner Brothers
Release date
  • December 30, 1950 (1950-12-30)
Running time
94 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2.2 million (US rentals)[1]

Dallas (1950) is an American Western Technicolor film directed by Stuart Heisler, and starring Gary Cooper, Ruth Roman, Barbara Payton, and Raymond Massey. The film is set in the title city during the Reconstruction Era of the United States.

Plot summary[edit]

Blayde Hollister (Gary Cooper) is a former Confederate out to revenge himself on a group of carpetbaggers who murdered his family and destroyed their home in Georgia. With the help of his friend Wild Bill Hickok (Reed Hadley), Hollister's death is faked and he accompanies and swaps identities with Federal Marshal Martin Weatherby (Leif Erickson). Martin is an inexperienced dude from the East using the position of Marshal to impress his fiancee Tonia (Ruth Roman), whose Mexican family is being terrorised by the same gang that murdered Reb's family and terrorised Georgia. Hollister posing as the dude Martin protects both men and lets them get closer to the carpetbaggers.



  1. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1951', Variety, January 2, 1952

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