The Duel at Silver Creek (1952) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Duel at Silver Creek1952

The Duel at Silver Creek (1952)





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The hotheaded Silver Kid (Audie Murphy), orphaned in childhood by bandits, is made a deputy sheriff by vengeance-seeking marshal Lightning (Stephen McNally). These two tough hombres prove to be more than a match for homicidal claim-jumpers Rod Lacey (Gerald Mohr), Johnny Sombrero (Eugene Iglesias) and Rat Face Blake (Kyle James). The most formidable of the lawmen's foes turns out to be beautiful-but-deadly Opal Lacey (Faith Domergue), Rod's wife. Leave it to director Don Siegel to depict the two "heroes" as near-unregenerate thugs and to develop a tender romance between villains Stephen McNally and Faith Domergue; this story element is a dry run for the Bonnie-and-Clyde relationship between Carolyn Jones and Mickey Rooney in Siegel's 1957 classic Baby Face Nelson. Duel at Silver Creek is not a typical Audie Murphy vehicle by any means!


Audie Murphy
as Luke Cromwell / The Silver Kid
Stephen McNally
as Marshal Lightning Tyrone
Faith Domergue
as Opal Lacy
Gerald Mohr
as Rod Lacy
Susan Cabot
as Dusty Fargo
Eugene Iglesias
as Johnny Sombrero
Kyle James
as Rat Face Blake
Walter Sande
as Pete Fargo
Lee Marvin
as Tinhorn Burgess
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Siegel gets the most out of this routine formulaic revenge Western as he can.

June 6, 2007 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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