GenreWestern Story byKarl Brown CountryUnited States
Release dateJune 3, 1953 (1953-06-03) WriterKarl Brown (story), Lewis R. Foster (screenplay), Winston Miller (screenplay), Frank L. Moss (screenplay) CastJohn Payne (Rockwell 'Rock' Grayson), Jan Sterling (Rose Slater), Coleen Gray (Jane Colfax), Lyle Bettger (Roger Hale), Willard Parker (Captain Kirby), Roy Gordon (Doctor Colfax) Similar moviesRelated Edward Ludwig movies
Full length western movie the vanquished 1953 john payne
The Vanquished is a 1953 American Western film directed by Edward Ludwig and written by Lewis R. Foster, Winston Miller and Frank L. Moss. The film stars John Payne, Jan Sterling, Coleen Gray, Lyle Bettger, Willard Parker, Roy Gordon and John Dierkes. The film was released on June 3, 1953, by Paramount Pictures.
The war over, civil administrator Roger Hale has become the scourge of the Southern town of Galeston, exacting his own kind of justice. He and his ex-prostitute lover Rose Slater also have moved into the Grayson manor, childhood home of Rockwell Grayson, who has been away fighting in the war.
After ostensibly going to see inspector general Hildebrandt to request he investigate Hale's activities, Rock instead returns to form an alliance with Hale, offering to become his tax collector and siding with him publicly against the townspeople. Jane Colfax, his former sweetheart, is shocked by Rock's behavior, as are others.
Rose's greed leads her to purchase a nearby plantation with Hale's ill-gotten gains and offer to cut Rock in on their profits. She also persuades Hale to sign a document bequeathing his possessions to her should anything happen to him.
Rock is revealed to be working undercover on the general's behalf, gaining information to use against Hale. A former union officer, Kirby, learns of Rock's real mission. Rock is shot and reveals his true purpose to Jane, who forgives him and threatens Rose with a pair of scissors. Rose then shoots Hale, possibly by mistake, possibly not. Rock gets the better of Kirby and reunites with Jane.