Audie Murphy, Man of the West – Collection III
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10 May 2023
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Soldier turned Hollywood legend Audie Murphy stars in five classic Westerns
The Duel at Silver Creek (1952)
A gang of outlaws is murdering miners and taking over their claims, but they cross the wrong man when they target the father of Luke Cromwell (Audie Murphy), a gunslinger known as “the Silver Kid.” The local marshal, “Lightning” Tyrone (Stephen McNally), is also tracking the gang, but receives a crippling injury during a gunfight. Tyrone deputizes Cromwell, and the two take on the murderers together, while trying to resist the charms of Opal (Faith Domergue), the new beauty in town.
Hired gun Reb Kittridge (Audie Murphy) goes to work in Montana for Matt Telford (Donald Randolph), who is looking to take over Dan Saxon’s (Paul Kelly) fertile cattle land. What Reb doesn’t bargain for is becoming a landowner himself after winning Saxon’s property in a card game. Suddenly, he must work with Saxon and daughter Rita (Susan Cabot) to run the cattle to a rail line in order to make a mortgage payment. To stop him, Telford hires Reb’s former partner, Johnny Lake (Charles Drake).
Column South (1953)
A young cavalry lieutenant’s friendship with the local Navajo chief comes under strain with the arrival of an aggressive new commanding officer and a group of warmongering Confederate sympathisers.
Drums Across the River (1954)
All the gold in a small Colorado town has been panned, save for a bit that sits on land belonging to the Ute people. Greedy Frank Walker (Lyle Bettger) rounds up the locals and makes plans to raid the Ute territory, but even-tempered settler Sam Brannon (Walter Brennan) tries to dissuade Walker from launching the attack. The battle nears, and Sam’s conflicted son, Gary (Audie Murphy), is torn between his belief in his father’s morality and his hatred of the Utes, who killed his mother.
Bullet for a Badman (1964)
A lawman (Audie Murphy) leads a posse in search of a bank robber (Darren McGavin), an old friend whose ex-wife he married.