The Plunderers

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For the Australian band, see The Plunderers.
The Plunderers
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Produced by Joseph Prevney
Written by Bob Barbash
Starring Jeff Chandler
John Saxon
Dolores Hart
Narrated by Jeff Chandler
Music by Leonard Rosenman
Cinematography Eugene Polito
Edited by Tom McAdoo
August Productions
Distributed by Allied Artists
Release dates
November 5, 1960
Running time
94 mins.
Country United States
Language English

The Plunderers is a 1960 Western film directed by Joseph Pevney. It stars Jeff Chandler and John Saxon.[1] It was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1960.[2]


Unruly cowboys Rondo, Jeb, Mule and Davy ride into town. They can't pay for their drinks, so Sheriff McCauley jails them for a night. Then they refuse to pay clerk Ellie Walters at the general store, and take rooms at Kate Miller's hotel.

The rancher Sam Christy is asked for help. He is an American Civil War hero, but has lost an arm and is tired of fighting. When the cowboys beat up the saloon keeper and McCauley is killed by Jeb, however, Sam offers to do what he can.

He is ambushed by the cowboys at the ranch, beaten and his horses stolen. Ellie tends to him and they kiss. In town, Davy is upset by what's happening and wants the cowboys to leave. Ellie is attacked by Rondo, who then comes at Sam with a knife. Ellie shoots him. Sam then kills Mule in a fight and shoots the fleeing Jeb. He allows the remorseful Davy to leave town.



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