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« on: February 21, 2017, 01:49:45 PM »

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Reformed ex-convict Brock Mitchell (John Derek) completes a prison sentence for shooting a man in a desperate act of self-defense and travels to the ranch run by his brother, Tracy (Nick Adams). Now an outcast in his own hometown, Brock throws himself into raising animals and working the land. As the newly reconciled Mitchells make up for lost time, vicious gunslinger Miley Sutton (John Smith) finds himself on the payroll of the crooked brother of the man Brock killed.

Such is the plot of this excellent western that I was fortunate to watch on the Starz Western channel a few months ago.
 
The first good thing about this movie is fans of the tv show Laramie might get a kick out watching John Smith play against type as the villainous gunslinger and he plays it up with gusto.
 
The other good thing is Fury at Showdown may be a B Western and it packs a lot of punch into its running time but it also lives up to it's name.
 
This movie quite possibly features the most vicious knock-down, gut-busting, fist-bruising, bloody, knuckle-duster I have ever seen in a western since Shane. At times the fight seems so realistic that I actually think the actors got into a real fist fight!
 
This is a good one and highly recommendable. 7/10

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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2017, 09:31:02 AM »

Gonna see this sometime over the next few days... Thanx for posting.

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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2017, 06:24:38 AM »

Such is the plot of this excellent western that I was fortunate to watch on the Starz Western channel a few months ago.
 
The first good thing about this movie is fans of the tv show Laramie might get a kick out watching John Smith play against type as the villainous gunslinger and he plays it up with gusto.
 
The other good thing is Fury at Showdown may be a B Western and it packs a lot of punch into its running time but it also lives up to it's name.
 
This movie quite possibly features the most vicious knock-down, gut-busting, fist-bruising, bloody, knuckle-duster I have ever seen in a western since Shane. At times the fight seems so realistic that I actually think the actors got into a real fist fight!
 
This is a good one and highly recommendable. 7/10

The title sounded familiar but I defo haven't seen it. Good stuff Scout, one for me to make a note of.   Afro

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