Blake Lucas brought this to my attention — thanks, Blake! — and I’d be a terrible host if I didn’t bring it to yours. Encore Westerns (which I can’t stop calling The Westerns Channel) will run Reprisal! (1956) Friday at 11:15AM ET/PT.
Been a while since I’ve seen it, but I remember it as a lean, tough cowboy movie that says more about racism than a dozen message pictures — without forgetting to give us plenty of action. George Sherman demonstrates, yet again, why he should be recognized as a major Western director. Guy Madison is quite good, as are Felicia Farr, Kathryn Grant (seen above with Sherman) and Michael Pate.
This is one Columbia desperately needs to make part of their DVD-R program.