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Summary, credits and photos of Audie Murphy's movies.

Ride a Crooked Trail
Movie #23
1958, Universal-International

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Summary: Audie plays a bank robber named Joe Maybe. After holding up a bank, he takes on the identity of his widely-known pursuer, a famous U.S. Federal Marshal. Riding through the countryside with his new identity, Maybe finds himself in a town where he is confronted by the local judge, Judge Kyle, played by Walter Matthau. Under pressure to live up to his assumed identity, Maybe agrees to be the town marshal. Even still, he makes plan to rob the local bank. A beautiful woman from his past, Tessa Milotte played by Gia Scala, nearly derails his plans with the threat of revealing Maybe's actual identity. To prevent his secret from becoming public knowledge, Maybe and Milotte pose as husband and wife and are given a degree of respectability by the townfolk neither have ever enjoyed. The couple's fondness for a young orphan boy complicates the situation and Maybe's true identity is later discovered by the Judge Kyle. However, another robber tries to break into the bank forcing Maybe to decide whether or not he should pursue a life of crime or to become e a law abiding citizen.
Studio ... Universal-International
Released ... 1958
Genre ... Western
Length ... 87 minutes
Directed By ... Jesse Hibbs
Written By ... George Bruce (story)
Borden Chase
Produced By ... Howard Pine
Cinematography By ... Harold Lipstein
Audie Murphy ... Joe Maybe
Gia Scala ... Tessa Milotte
Walter Matthau ... Judge Kyle
Henry Silva ... Sam Teeler
Joanna Moore ... Little Brandy
Eddie Little ... Jimmy
Mary Field ... Mrs. Curtis
Leo Gordon ... Sam Mason
Mort Mills ... Pecos
Frank Chase ... Ben
Bill Walker ... Jackson
Ned Wever ... Attorney Clark
Richard H. Cutting ... Banker Curtis
Rayford Barnes ... Teeler Henchman
Chuck Hamilton ... Tom Wheelwright
Paul Newlan ... Riverboat Captain
Eddie Parker ... Townsman Reporting Bank Robbery
Kenneth Patterson ... Gambler
Bob Steele ... Bearded Man Being Questioned
Sailor Vincent ... Boat Steward
Morgan Woodward ... Durgan, Teeler Thug
Other Crew:
Original Music ... Henry Mancini
Stanley Wilson
Costumes ... Bill Thomas
Film Editing by ... Edward Curtiss
Sound ... Leslie I. Carey
Don McKay
Set Decorator ... Russell A. Gausman
Ray Jeffers
Art Director ... Alexander Golitzen
Bill Newberry
Makeup ... Bud Westmore
Hair Stylist ... Virginia Jones
Unit Manager ... Gene Anderson
Unit Production Manager ... Lew Leary
Assistant Director ... Ray DeCamp
William Holland
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