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Rebel in Town (1956)

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Rebel in Town (1956)

 

Director: Alfred L. Werker

 

Stars: 

John Payne

Ruth Roman

J. Carrol Naish

Ben Cooper

John Smith

Ben Johnson

 

- After the Civil War, tragedy occurs when a small family of former confederate soldiers ride into a town for supplies.

 

 

 

With perhaps the most shocking and brutal slaying of a child I've ever seen in the opening sequences of a 50's western, Rebel in Town delivers a tragic and dramatic story of personal conflict, betrayal and emotional heartache shared by all parties involved.

 

The terrific performances by this stellar cast keeps you on the hook until the exciting conclusion.

 

Rebel in Town can be seen this month on the Starz Western channel. 8/10

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It's been a few years since TCM aired it. And REBEL IN TOWN is certainly a worthwhile western. Ruth Roman proves how much at home she was in the genre, and so does John Payne. The supporting cast you listed is excellent.

 

Most of the titles airing on the Starz Western channel can be streamed if you add the Starz subscription through Amazon Prime. 

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I'm glad you reminded us of all the Westerns that Ruth Roman made.  And there were some good ones.  She always is believable in these roles.  My personal favorite is "Great Day in the Morning".  I never get tired of watching this.

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I'm glad you reminded us of all the Westerns that Ruth Roman made.  And there were some good ones.  She always is believable in these roles.  My personal favorite is "Great Day in the Morning".  I never get tired of watching this.

 

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Yes, she and Raymond Burr are excellent in GREAT DAY IN THE MORNING. They're playing supporting characters but in my opinion, they're the whole show.

 

I also like BARRICADE which has her and Dane Clark as prisoners at a work camp run by evil Raymond Massey. Other Ruth Roman westerns include her work with James Stewart in THE FAR COUNTRY; and with Gary Cooper in DALLAS.

 

In 1970 Ruth guest-starred on an episode of The Virginian as Van Johnson's scheming invalid wife. Another good performance by her.

 

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I'm glad you reminded us of all the Westerns that Ruth Roman made.  And there were some good ones.  She always is believable in these roles.  My personal favorite is "Great Day in the Morning".  I never get tired of watching this.

 

Nice, I'll keep an eye out for that one!

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 The supporting cast you listed is excellent.

 

 

 

Then maybe you'll understand why, for me anyway as a fan of Laramie, it was shocking to see John Smith play the especially oily villainous role, although he was also pretty good as the antagonist in Fury at Showdown.

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