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Blackjack Ketchum, Desperado (1956)

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76 min | Western

While doing a good deed, the title hero has to shoot a man in self defense, and go into hiding. His peace is interrupted when a cattle baron rides into his territory, and decides to settle there. When no locals want to sell, Jared Tetlow ...See moreWhile doing a good deed, the title hero has to shoot a man in self defense, and go into hiding. His peace is interrupted when a cattle baron rides into his territory, and decides to settle there. When no locals want to sell, Jared Tetlow turns to murdering the locals with his hired gun Dee Havalik, and starting a range war. Blackjack finds he has to kill the Tetlow gang off one by one, to restore peace in this movie sharing nothing in common with its real-name historical outlaw. Written by Henry G. Herron See less
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Writers
Louis L'Amour (novel "Kilkenny") | Luci Ward (screenplay) | Jack Natteford (screenplay)
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Cinematographer
Fred Jackman Jr. (as Fred Jackman)
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Updated Apr 1, 1956

Release date
Apr 1, 1956 (United States)

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25 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Howard Duff
Tom 'Blackjack' Ketchum Tom 'Blackjack' Ketchum   See fewer
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Victor Jory
Jared Tetlow Jared Tetlow   See fewer
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Margaret Field
Nita Riordan (as Maggie Mahoney) Nita Riordan (as Maggie Mahoney)   See fewer
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Angela Stevens
Laurie Webster Laurie Webster   See fewer
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William Tannen
Dee Havalik Dee Havalik   See fewer
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Martin Garralaga
Jaime Brigo Jaime Brigo   See fewer
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Don C. Harvey
Mac Gill Mac Gill   See fewer
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Jack Littlefield
Burl Tetlow Burl Tetlow   See fewer
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David Orrick McDearmon
Bob Early (as David Orrick) Bob Early (as David Orrick)   See fewer
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Ken Christy
Sheriff Mach Sheriff Mach   See fewer
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Robert Roark
Ben Tetlow Ben Tetlow   See fewer
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Pat O'Malley
Doc Blaine Doc Blaine   See fewer
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Sydney Mason
Matt Riordan Matt Riordan   See fewer
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Victor Adamson
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Cason
Spade - Henchman (uncredited) Spade - Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Noble 'Kid' Chissell
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Horvath
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wes Hudman
Grat Barbey (uncredited) Grat Barbey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Kenny
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ann Kunde
Townswoman (uncredited) Townswoman (uncredited)   See fewer
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George E. Mather
Andy Tetlow (uncredited) Andy Tetlow (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kermit Maynard
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Ragan
Spade - Henchman (uncredited) Spade - Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Sanford
Happy Harrow (uncredited) Happy Harrow (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Wagenheim
Jerry Carson (uncredited) Jerry Carson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

6.5 / 10 | 96 votes