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Movie #40
1966, Universal Pictures

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Summary: In the 1880's, Chad Lucas, played by Audie Murphy, sheriff of the Colorado town of Lodgepole, is shot by Cap, his deputy, as he tries to halt a train robbery in which the money the town depends on for its survival is lost. Cap, believing Chad to be dead, begins to take over the job he has coveted, but Chad recovers from his wounds and determines to retrieve the money. Going outside his jurisdiction to a New Mexico town, he finds Drago, the head of the gang that robbed the train, in a saloon owned by Nate Harlan. Drago escapes, using Uvalde, the dancehall singer, as cover. Nate, who loves Uvalde, joins the posse, unaware that Chad and Uvalde were once lovers. After the posse is depleted as a result of an Apache attack, Uvalde, released by Drago to distract the attention of the Indians, is found. Held up by three horse-hunters led by Bull, Chad and Nate escape when Drago and his men attack the camp and kill Bull. Uvalde reveals the whereabouts of the gang even though her brother is among them. Chad and Nate overcome the gang; and Nate, realizing Uvalde's love for Chad, attempts to run off with the money but is killed by Chad. Chad and Uvalde then return to Lodgepole.
Studio ... Universal Pictures
Released ... 1966
Genre ... Western
Length ... 86 minutes
Directed By ... Earl Bellamy
Written By ... Mary Willingham
Willard W. Willingham
Produced By ... Gordon Kay
Cinematography By ... William Margulies
Audie Murphy ... Chad Lucas
Joan Staley ... Uvalde
Warren Stevens ... Nate Harlan
Edgar Buchanan ... Bull
Denver Pyle ... Cap
David Macklin ... Mark Emerson
Nick Dennis ... Nicos
Royal Dano ... Ode
Kelly Thordsen ... Ab
Morgan Woodward ... Drago Leon
William Bramley ... Hoag
Robert Pine ... Mitch
John Hoyt ... Mayor Osborne
Ford Rainey ... Emerson
Holly Bane ... Zack
Roy Barcroft ... Dr. Beardsley
Other Crew:
Art Director ... Henry Bumstead
Alexander Golitzen
Assistant Director ... Phil Bowles
Film Editing ... Russell F. Schoengarth
Hair Stylist ... Larry Germain
Makeup ... Bud Westmore
Music Composer, Stock ... Irving Getz
William Lava
Henry Mancini
Heinz Roemheld
Frank Skinner
Herman Stein
Eric Zeisl
Musical Director ... Joseph Gershenson
Original Music ... Hans J. Salter
Set Decorator ... Oliver Omert
John McCartney
Sound ... Lyle Cain
Waldon O. Watson
Stunts ... Walt La Rue
Jim Sheppard (Audie's Double)
Casey Tibbs
Willard w. Willingham
Henry Wills
Unit Production Manager ... Frank Baur
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