The Outcast (1954)

Approved   |    |  Drama, Romance, Western


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


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  • John Derek and Jim Davis in The Outcast (1954)
  • Jim Davis and Taylor Holmes in The Outcast (1954)
  • John Derek and Catherine McLeod in The Outcast (1954)
  • John Derek in The Outcast (1954)
  • Catherine McLeod in The Outcast (1954)
  • John Derek and Joan Evans in The Outcast (1954)

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8 April 2005 | tmwest
8
| Surprisingly good.
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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