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Directed by Richard L. Bare
CAST: Randolph Scott, James Craig, Angie Dickinson, Dani Crayne, James Garner, Gordon Jones

This is one we’ve all been waiting for and it’s on its way from Warner Archive: Shoot-Out At Medicine Bend (1957), a fairly obscure Randolph Scott movie that gave early roles to Angie Dickinson and James Garner. There’s a big connection between this film and Warner Bros.’ Cheyenne and Maverick TV series. Director Richard L. Bare directed episodes of each, Garner and Dickinson appeared in both (Garner, or course, was a lead on Maverick), and DP Carl Guthrie shot some of each show. In fact, being in black and white, Shoot-Out At Medicine Bend has the feel of a Warner Bros. TV Western. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

TCM ran this recently as part of their tribute to James Garner (it was his first Western feature), and it’s a pretty solid Western with an oddball touch here and there. Warner Bros. must not have seen much promise in it; a Scott Western hadn’t been shot in black and white since 1949. But it looks good, thanks to Carl Guthrie, who shot a number of excellent late-50s Westerns. His color work on Quantez (also 1957) is terrific.

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As part of an all-day tribute to James Garner on Monday, July 28 (at 8AM ET), TCM is running a hard-to-find Randolph Scott Western, Shoot-Out At Medicine Bend (1957). Directed by Richard Bare, it stands as Garner’s only 50s Western — and a rather oddball entry in Scott’s final decade as a Western star. It’s also noteworthy as one of Angie Dickinson’s first films. (They’re not listing this as being letterboxed, but we’ll manage.)

Warner Archive, what’s holding this one up?

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Randolph Scott
(January 23, 1898 – March 2, 1987)

Here’s to my favorite cowboy star — make that favorite Movie Star — on his birthday. If I called the shots around here, the Post Office would be closed.

Randolph Scott’s contribution to 50s Westerns, and how they’re thought of today, is impossible to overestimate. That’s Angie Dickinson with Randy in Shootout At Medicine Bend (1957), a film that’s sadly hard to find.

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I haven’t seen Shoot-Out At Medicine Bend (1957) in ages, but I remember it being a pretty goofy excuse for a Randolph Scott movie. That’s not necessarily a criticism.

Laura over at Laura’s Miscellaneous Musings wrote a nice post on it over the weekend, pointing out one of the few things I remember about it — it feels more like a Warner Bros. TV show from the period than a theatrical feature.

Turns out the picture is available on Netflix Watch Instantly. I’ve never taken the Netflix plunge, but now I’m giving it some thought.

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