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The Outcast (1954)

Jet Cosgrave returns home to claim the ranch that was stolen from him, after his father's death.

Director:

William Witney

Writers:

John K. Butler (screenplay), Richard Wormser (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Derek ... Jet Cosgrave
Joan Evans ... Judy Polsen
Jim Davis ... Major Linton Cosgrave
Catherine McLeod ... Alice Austin
Ben Cooper ... The Kid
Taylor Holmes ... Andrew Devlin
Nana Bryant ... Mrs. Banner
Slim Pickens ... Boone Polsen
Frank Ferguson ... Chad Polsen
James Millican ... Cal Prince
Bob Steele ... Dude Rankin
Nacho Galindo ... Curly
Harry Carey Jr. ... Bert
Bill Walker ... Sam Allen
Robert 'Buzz' Henry ... Zeke Polsen
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Storyline

Following an absence of eight years, Jet Cosgrave (John Derek) returns to his hometown of Colton, Colorado. His quest is for the recovery of his rightful heritage, the great Circle C Ranch, from his uncle, Major Cosgrave (Jim Davis), and to that end, he brings with him nine hired gunmen, headed by "Dude" Rankin (Bob Steele). His accusation that his uncle stole the ranch by a will forged after the death of his father brings instant reprisals. Judy Polsen (Joan Evans), one of a poor family of ranchers, falls in love with Jet after saving him from a bushwhacking by two Circle C gunmen, The Kid (Ben Cooper) and Bert (Harry Carey Jr.). She then vouches for him to her father, Chad Polsen (Frank Ferguson) and her brothers Boone (Slim Pickens), Asa (Nicolas Coster) and Zeke (Robert 'Buzz' Henry), Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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SEE...Reckless violence and love to win the "Circle C" ranch! (original print ad) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brandmal der Rache See more »

Filming Locations:

Canon City, Colorado, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

The John Derek character sometimes has his gun holster strapped down to his leg and sometimes the strings just hang there. In his confrontation with his uncle it's strapped down, after the 'shootout' it is once again just hanging there. See more »

Quotes

Jet Cosgrave: My father told me when I was 21, I'd get the ranch. If the will says something other than that, it's a forgery.
Andrew Devlin: That's a strong accusation! Can you prove it?
Jet Cosgrave: No.
Andrew Devlin: Then I'm afraid there's no legal way for you to get the Circle C.
Jet Cosgrave: I thought you'd say that. A lawyer's opinion. But I'm no lawyer.
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Surprisingly good.
8 April 2005 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

Republic, among other small studios in Hollywood was considered to be "Poverty Row", but they had a lot of talent working for them and "The Outcast" is one of their best productions. John Derek is Jet Cosgrave, a man who has been cheated out of his inheritance by his uncle Jim Davis, and lost his ranch. He contracts some gunfighters, whose leader is Bob Steele, in order to get it back. He flirts with Joan Evans, and she falls in love with him, but he is not sure about his feelings because he is also very impressed by his uncle's wife to be Catherine McLeod. Derek is excellent in his role, you don't really know up to the end if he is a good guy or not. William Witney made a lot of westerns and here is at his best, providing good action scenes, specially one where Derek jumps in the horse Steele is riding. Also there are many shootouts, some of them among cattle. It was great to see a young Slim Pickens, I remembered him very well as the old sheriff in Pat Garret and Billy the Kid. The color system used Trucolor is less expensive than Technicolor but the result is satisfactory. A film that did not age, great entertainment for those who like westerns


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