Riding Shotgun (film)
|Directed by||Andre DeToth|
|Produced by||Ted Sherdeman|
|Written by||Thomas W. Blackburn|
|Based on||story Riding Solo
by Kenneth Perkins
|Music by||David Buttolph|
|Edited by||Rudi Fehr|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
Riding Shotgun is a 1954 western film directed by Andre DeToth, starring Randolph Scott, Wayne Morris and Joan Weldon. 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.
- Randolph Scott as Larry Delong
- Wayne Morris as Deputy Sheriff Tub Murphy
- Joan Weldon as Orissa Flynn
- Joe Sawyer as Tom Biggert
- James Millican as Dan Marady
- Charles Bronson as Pinto
- James Bell as Doc Winkler
- Fritz Feld as Fritz
- "Riding Shotgun". film article at tcm.com. Retrieved 2014-08-24.
- Riding Shotgun at the Internet Movie Database
- Riding Shotgun at the American Film Institute Catalog
- Riding Shotgun at AllMovie
- Riding Shotgun at the TCM Movie Database
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