Saturday, August 16, 2014
STRANGER ON HORSEBACK (1955)
The story's not original, but the strong cast makes this an interesting time waster. Unfortunately due to the lack of action scenes the time your gonna waste is barely even an hour (66 minutes of you count the credits). Director Jacques Tourneur had a lot of films under his belt by this time in his career so I'm sure he knew the script needed punching up, but I'm guessing the budget didn't allow it. Fortunately his next film, the same year's WICHITA (also staring McCrea) turned out better.
Good cast, steady pace, low action, forced romantic storyline, cat sitting on a desk, nice photography, unoriginal story. Average lower budget 1950's Western.