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Stranger on the Run

  • Film

Time Out says

Fonda, a drunk in search of redemption, shows up in a dusty railhead town whose population includes an unstable sheriff, several homo-erotically fixated gunslingers and an assortment of ready-mades, like the comely widow whose teenage son is ripe for a few life lessons. This early telefeature (Siegel's third) is based on a story by Reginald Rose and its blend of popular Freud and social consciousness includes some unexpected themes, e.g. the depiction of the railroad not as an emblem of progress but as a bringer of violence and corruption. Siegel barrels energetically through a tangle of sub-plots: the film was his ticket back to big-screen projects. Michael Parks as the sheriff looks splendid but sounds as though he's speaking Bulgarian.
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Release Details

  • Duration:96 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Donald Siegel
  • Screenwriter:Dean Riesner
  • Cast:
    • Henry Fonda
    • Anne Baxter
    • Michael Parks
    • Dan Duryea
    • Sal Mineo
    • Tom Reese
    • Bernie Hamilton
    • Zalman King
    • Rodolfo Acosta
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