Ride a Crooked Trail

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Ride a Crooked Trail

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Ride a Crooked Trail

Release Date: November 23, 1958

Year    :   1958
Slogan    :   «Alone . . . he faced the deadly crossfire of a killer mob . . . and a fear-crazed town!»
Genres    :   Romance, Western
Production Companies    :   Universal International Pictures
Director    :   Jesse Hibbs
Producers    :   Howard Pine
Writers    :   Borden Chase, George Bruce
RunTime    :   88 mins.

After robbing a bank Murphy assumes the identity of his pursuer, a famous US Marshal, when he stumbles into a town and is confronted by the local judge, Matthau. Murphy is forced to remain as the new Marshal; an old flame, Scala, nearly unmasks him by accident, only to be forced to assume the ruse of being Murphy's wife. The "couple" given a house and respectability, which neither has had before. They maintain the charade to avoid hurting a young orphan boy, Matthau's ward. Scala is torn by her loyalty to boyfriend planning to rob the bank and growing feelings for Murphy

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