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The tropes and structure that he's working with here are certainly very conventional since it looks, acts, and is executed like a pretty typical Western of the classic variety. The plot is basic but enjoyable with plenty of likable characters who are as bright as the Technicolor they are presented in. don 'the don' siegel directs with intense grit -- a comparative trifle, but the seeds of greatness to come; the rare one of his films that actually has interesting female characters, including a high-femme villain! Siegel's first western is a fun film and should be enjoyed as such – it's far from his best and fans may only come to it because of the significance in his career but it is worth seeing if you're in the mood for this type of film. He is deputised by Marshal Lightning Tyrone ( Stephen McNally) of Silver City, who wants to defeat the claim jumpers.

Images Donate icon An illustration of a heart shape Donate Ellipses icon An illustration of text ellipses. I came to this film on the basis of it being Don Siegel's first western and the first film he made in colour.By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

A version of this article appears in print on of the National edition with the headline: THE SCREEN IN REVIEW; U. As for the ladies, the nice one, Miss Cabot, runs around garbed like the village blacksmith, complete with smoking revolver.A gang of claim jumpers are forcing the owners to sign their claims over to them but then kill them anyway. The story takes an ominous twist after the Marshall meets the scheming girl Opal Lacy who has secret plans that aren't in the Marshall's best interest.

Ruthless claim-jumpers, femme fatale guile, tenacious lawman, vengeful quickdraw-turned-deputy: The Duel At Silver Creek is lean, pulpy, ‘50s b-western fun. Set in the town of Silver Creek, it seems like there's a lot that goes on beneath the surface all the time.Though it does suffer from the bevy of clichés befitting for one of its genre in 1952, The Duel at Silver Creek is pretty satisfying for things you know you want to see in a Siegel feature (B-movie efficiency, surprising violence, straight-up cool noir vibes) but also some things you might not expect (a femme fetale, brilliant tracking shots, and terrific costumes). The Duel at Silver Creek is a 1952 American Western film directed by Don Siegel; his first film in the Western genre. During the climactic gunfight where rider Rod Lacy is himself chased on horseback by the marshal and both then dismount to continue shooting at each other, Lacy astonishingly manages to fire 11 shots from what is clearly a revolver pistol (which normally fires only 6) before an attempted 12th shot reveals it to be out of ammunition, and only then is Lacy forced to reload it - he is out of frame briefly whilst on his galloping horse (the camera cuts to the chasing marshal) but could not have conceivably re-loaded during that very short time, and at no point throughout is he shown to be carrying 2 guns. However, that doesn't make this any less enjoyable of a film because Siegel throws in a lot of shootouts and chases to make it all exciting, while the Technicolor photography is sumptuous and the story has enough twists and cool characters to make it work.

A half-hearted attempt to steer a little Western slightly off the beaten trail was unfolded with the Palace's new stage show yesterday. Meanwhille, Marshal Lightnin' Tyrone is also after the gang; recovering from one raid, he meets femme fatale Opal Lacy, who may not be healthy for him to know. When Marshall 'Lightning' Tyrone takes a party after the gang he leaves old timer Dan Music as Deputy of the town.

To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Web icon An illustration of a computer application window Wayback Machine Texts icon An illustration of an open book. The plot is pretty basic and doesn't live up to the suggestions of the opening – instead becoming rather focused on the actions of a few characters. A young cowboy played by real life war hero turned movie star Audie Murphy is on a revenge quest after the claim jumping bastards.

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