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Movie Star: Weatherby Mark V

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Reid73, Nov 19, 2008.

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  1. Reid73

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    I’m trying to remember the name of a 1950’s film that I saw years ago, which prominently featured a Weatherby Mark V rifle.

    The plot revolved around a posse’s search for three convicts who had escaped from a penitentiary and took to the hills in some western state (“filmed in glorious Technicolor”, natch!). One of the posse members had a Weatherby, which he finally used to kill the lead convict. The sheriff in charge of the posse then smashed the Weatherby to pieces on a rock (I hope they used a dummy prop!), and the last line of the movie was “You gotta buy me a new rifle!”.

    Can you tell me the name of this movie?
     
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    I finally managed to find the name of the movie, and will identify it here for the information of anyone who may be interested: it is called Running Target, directed by Marvin R. Weinstein and released in 1956. I believe it was based on the Steve Frazee short story "My Brother Down There".

    The plot is accurately summarized by reviewer "Sol" at this website.

    Sure wish it was available on DVD!
     
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