Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend

Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend

Director: Richard L. Bare, Randolph Scott, James Craig, Angie Dickinson

Cast: Richard L. Bare, Randolph Scott, James Craig, Angie Dickinson

     
 
A bizarre western that at times veers dangerously close to outright burlesque, Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend concluded Randolph Scott's long-term contract with Warner Bros. and sat on the shelf for nearly two years before being dumped on the double-bill market in 1957. Scott and two fellow cavalry officers (Gordon Jones and a very young James Garner) have their

Overview

A bizarre western that at times veers dangerously close to outright burlesque, Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend concluded Randolph Scott's long-term contract with Warner Bros. and sat on the shelf for nearly two years before being dumped on the double-bill market in 1957. Scott and two fellow cavalry officers (Gordon Jones and a very young James Garner) have their clothes stolen while skinny-dipping. Offered new apparel by a group of Quakers (or are they Mormons? It is never made quite clear), the threesome go on to prevent James Craig from supplying the territory with faulty guns and ammo. Dani Crayne (the wife of actor David Janssen at the time) seductively warbles "Kiss Me Quick" and a young Angie Dickinson lends further femininity to the proceedings. Much of this is strangely watchable, but as a western Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend can never make up its mind whether to play it straight or for comedy. Not too surprisingly, director Richard L. Bare had gotten his start helming the studio's "Joe McDoakes" comedy shorts in the 1940s. A final paradox: There is nary a shoot-out in the entire film.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/23/2014
UPC:
0888574085209
Original Release:
1957
Source:
Warner Archives
Time:
1:27:00
Sales rank:
21,927

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Randolph Scott Cap Devlin
James Craig Clark
Angie Dickinson Priscilla
Dani Crayne Nell
James Garner Maitland
Gordon Jones Clegg
Trevor Bardette Sheriff
Don Beddoe Mayor
Myron Healey Sanders
John Alderson Walters
Harry Harvey King
Robert Warwick Brother Abraham
Marjorie Bennett Actor
Lane Bradford Actor
Marshall Bradford Actor
Dee Carroll Actor
Ann Doran Actor
Jesslyn Fax Actor
Sam Flint Actor
Carol Henry Actor
Ed Hinton Actor
Nancy Kulp Actor
Harry Lauter Actor
Robert Lynn Actor
Rory Mallinson Actor
George Meader Actor
Tom Monroe Actor
Frances Morris Actor
Howard Negley Actor
George Pembroke Actor
Gil Perkins Actor
Buddy Roosevelt Actor
Henry Rowland Actor
John Roy Actor
Sid Saylor Actor
Marjorie Stapp Actor
Dale Van Sickel Actor
Philip Van Zandt Actor
Guy Wilkerson Actor

Technical Credits
Richard L. Bare Director
John Tucker Battle Screenwriter
Daniel D. Beauchamp Screenwriter
Marjorie Best Costumes/Costume Designer
Carl Guthrie Cinematographer
Ray Heindorf Songwriter
Clarence Kolster Editor
Wayne Shanklin Songwriter
Roy Webb Score Composer
Richard Whorf Producer

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