Stranger on Horseback (1955) - Rotten Tomatoes

Stranger on Horseback (1955)





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In this western, a circuit judge uses his pistols to reinforce his judgments. He travels to one of his towns and finds that it is being run by a land baron. Trouble erupts when the judge tries the baron's son for murder. Though the townsfolk have been bullied into backing the baron on all matters, the judge still manages to find 12 courageous jurors to ensure a fair trial. Eventually the whole town, including the baron, rallies around the judge.


Joel McCrea
as Judge Richard 'Rick' Thorne
John McIntire
as Josiah Bannerman
Kevin McCarthy
as Tom Bannerman
as Amy Lee Bannerman
Nancy Gates
as Caroline Webb
John Carradine
as Col. Streeter
Emile G. Meyer
as Sheriff Nat Bell
Robert Cornthwaite
as Arnold Hammer
Jaclynne Greene
as Paula Morison
James Bell
as Vince Webb
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Critic Reviews for Stranger on Horseback

All Critics (3)

Good Western is full of visual style and a thirst for the rule of law.

July 6, 2010 | Full Review…

The B Western works mostly because Joel McCrea plays his lead role with conviction and the Ansco Color is appealing.

October 21, 2008 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

A diverting bit of old-time Western action.

September 9, 2008 | Rating: 3/5

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