Riding Shotgun (film)

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Riding Shotgun
Riding Shotgun (film) poster.jpg
Directed by Andre DeToth
Produced by Ted Sherdeman
Written by Thomas W. Blackburn
Based on story Riding Solo
by Kenneth Perkins
Starring Randolph Scott
Wayne Morris
Joan Weldon
Music by David Buttolph
Cinematography Bert Glennon
Edited by Rudi Fehr
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
  • April 1, 1954 (1954-04-01)
Running time
73 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Riding Shotgun is a 1954 western film directed by Andre DeToth, starring Randolph Scott, Wayne Morris and Joan Weldon.[1] the film was based on the 1942 short story Riding Solo by Kenneth Taylor Perkins.


Stagecoach guard Larry Delong is ambushed by a gang of outlaws associated with a man he's searching for, Dan Marady, who murdered Delong's sister and nephew. But when he returns to the town of Deep Water, nearly everyone there believes that Delong was involved in the holdup, in which the stage driver was killed.

With no townspeople other than Orissa Flynn, his sweetheart, and Doc Winkler heeding his warnings that Marady's men are coming to rob the town, Delong is forced to take refuge in a cantina. A lynch mob forms, with deputy Tub Murphy trying to hold them off until the sheriff's posse returns.

Marady's men, including an accomplice, Pinto, rob the bank while the villagers are distracted. Delong escapes through an attic and sabotage the getaway horses of Malady's gang. A shootout results in Marady mistakenly believing, fatally, that Delong is out of bullets.



  1. ^ "Riding Shotgun". film article at tcm.com. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 

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