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Director  Harmon Jones
Duration  
Story by  Jack Schaefer
Country  United States
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Western
Running time  1h 13m
Costume design  Edward Stevenson
Language  English
The Silver Whip movie poster
Release date  1953 (1953)
Based on  First Blood  by Jack Schaefer
Writer  Jesse Lasky Jr. (screenplay), Jack Schaefer (from a novel by)
Cast  Dale Robertson (Race Crim), Rory Calhoun (Sheriff Tom Davisson), Robert Wagner (Jess Harker)
Similar movies  Rory Calhoun appears in The Silver Whip and Apache Territory

The Silver Whip is a 1953 Western film starring Rory Calhoun, Dale Robertson and Robert Wagner.

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Plot

Cocky young drifter Jess Harker wants to be a driver on the stagecoach's main line, just like Race Crim, his hero. The coach line's boss, Luke Bowen, doesn't believe Jess is ready yet.

Race is tough but bad-tempered, and so reliant on his skill with a gun that his friend, Sheriff Tom Davisson, is concerned about Race's respect for the law.

Race goes to bat for Jess in getting a chance to guard the next stage leaving Red Rock, which will be carrying $27,000 in gold dust plus two passengers, including the woman Race loves, the beautiful saloon girl Waco. For good luck, Race gives a gift to Jess, a silver-handled whip.

A gang of outlaws led by Slater ambushes the stage. Jess disobeys direct orders and the results are disastrous: Slater rides off with the money and both passengers are killed. Jess is ordered to return home by an angry Bowen, but he joins the sheriff's posse and is deputized instead.

Race is out to avenge Waco in his own way. He becomes a vigilante, killing two of Slater's men before Tom's posse can get to them. Tom wants the wanted men brought back alive to stand trial. He is able to apprehend Slater, returning him to Red Rock, where a lynch mob wants the outlaw hanged.

The circuit judge isn't in town so the sheriff walks across the street to send off a wire to get the judge to come in the morning leaving Jess to guard the prisoner. Race personally leads the vigilantes, who attack the jail's door with axes. After repeated warnings which Race won't take seriously, Jess shoots him.

The mob disperses. By the time Tom is freed after being tied up by Race, Tom and three of his men make their way inside the jail and peace is restored. Jess is ready to ride again with Kathy going with him while the sheriff is pleased that his friend Race has fully recovered.

Cast

  • Rory Calhoun as Tom Davisson
  • Dale Robertson as Race Crim
  • Robert Wagner as Jess Harker
  • Lola Albright as Waco
  • Kathleen Crowley as Kathy
  • John Kellogg as Slater
  • James Millican as Bowen
  • Burt Mustin as Uncle Ben Nunan
  • Paul Wexler as J. M. Horner
  • Home video

    The Silver Whip has been released as a DVD in the United States.

    References

    The Silver Whip Wikipedia
    The Silver Whip IMDb The Silver Whip themoviedb.org


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