The Tin Star
For $40 a month and a shiny Tin Star...the young sheriff faced the mob alone...except for the angry ex-sheriff who couldn't watch him die and a hero-worshipping boy who lived only for the day he'd wear a TIn Star of his own!
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: February 11, 2020
- Originally Released: 1957
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Henry Fonda & Anthony Perkins|
|Performer:||Neville Brand, Lee Van Cleef, Michel Ray, Richard Shannon, John McIntire, James Bell, Howard Petrie, Mary Webster & Betsy Palmer|
|Directed by||Anthony Mann|
|Edited by||Alma Macrorie|
|Screenwriting by||Dudley Nichols|
|Composition by||Elmer Bernstein|
|Produced by||George Seaton & William Perlberg|
|Director of Photography:||Loyal Griggs|
Fonda's acute performance makes this "adult western" worth seeing. Full Review
Rating: B -- Perkins in an audition for his Psycho role. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Rating: 4/5 -- An understated, terrific western
Atlantic City Weekly
Rating: 2.5/4 -- The Tin Star never feels as if it's unfolding naturally. Full Review
...With enough social consciousness to give it a following...
When a small town's sheriff is murdered, inexperienced deputy Ben Owens (Anthony Perkins) steps in as a temporary replacement. Idealistic and eager to succeed, Owens enlists the services of ex-lawman turned bounty hunter Morg Hickman (Henry Ford) to help him grow into his new role. The cynical, world-weary Hickman forges a bond with the younger man as he confronts his own lost idealism and falls in love with a widow (Betsy Palmer) who shares his outcast status. A leisurely but engaging character-driven Western.
Bounty hunter Morg Hickman takes the inexperienced young lawman Ben Owens under his wing and teaches him to maintain control of the town he is sworn to protect. Owens is under pressure from his girl to give up the job, which gets tough when a lynch mob tries to hang the murderers of the well-like town doctor and a local thug, Bogardus, challenges his authority. Hickman, a former sheriff and reluctant mentor, also takes a part-Indian youngster under his protection, whose mother, Nona, takes a romantic interest in Hickman.
- Additional cast: Peter Baldwin (Zeke McGaffey); Hal K. Dawson (Andy Miller); Jack Kenney (Sam Hodges); and Mickey Finn (Posse McCall).