The Long Rope (1961)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Release Date - Feb 1, 1961 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 61 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Talented action film director William Witney shows the depth of his skills in turning this one-week-in-production wonder into a passable, entertaining, one-hour western. The focus of attention is a trial in a town with no respect for the law, where the federal judge (Hugh Marlowe) valiantly tries to buck the current and carry on according to normal standards. At issue is the murder of the brother of a prominent, despotic land baron. The accused is an impoverished Mexican (John Alonso) who is not going to get acquitted unless the real murderer can be found.

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aristocracy, arrest, bad-guy, brother, cattle, challenge, claim-jumpers, control, court [law], cowboy, daughter, enemy, false-accusation, family, good-guy, gunfighter, help, injustice, justice, killing, land, lawyer, Mexico, mother, mother-in-law, murder, sheriff, town, trial [courtroom], tycoon, weapons, wound [injury]