Blood on the Moon

Synopsis: When a shady-looking stranger rides into town to join his old friend it is assumed he is a hired gun. But as the new man comes to realise the unlawful nature of his buddy's business and the way the homesteaders are being used, the two men draw apart to become sworn enemies.
Genre: Western
Director(s): Robert Wise
Production: Odeon Entertainment
88 min

- He brought a note from Dad.

Well, I tried to tell her

but she wouldn't give me a chance.

Alright you delivered the note.

Now, get out.

Well, for once you bit off

more than you can chew.

- That him?

- Yeah, what do you think?

- Hmm, maybe.

- Maybe my foot, Manker! You gotta get hit on the head with it?

- Lufton threatened to get one, didn't he?

- Well you ain't sure it's him.

I cut his sign going into Lufton's ranch this morning

and I cut it going out.

John Lufton's got a right to hire a range detective

if he wants to, Milo.

Not to watch us, he ain't.

Well, let Riling handle it.

And no shooting.

Take the third stall.

The boy'll bring you some hay.

Any idea who that fellow is?

"Lazy J" is the brand but I don't know it.

He say anything?

- He asked where he could find Tate Riling.

- Riling?

- I'll take it at the table Barney.

- Sure.

Lufton's watcher just drifted in.

- Cattle detective?

- What else?

- He asked for Riling.

- Riling?

If he's Lufton's watcher,

what d'you figure he wants with Riling?

Let's find out.

Yeah. Why not?

But how? Riling ain't here.

Sure he is.


Right here. Eh, Nels?

Well, let's wait 'til Riling gets here.

We wouldn't want to make no mistake.

Alright, Nels.

Maybe you want the law to come in here and find out what we're planning to do.

So he can go back and tell Lufton.

Alright, Milo, alright.

I'll tell Barney.

Know where I can find Tate Riling?

Back table.

Ace, Queen, Mitch.

Tate Riling?

That's me.

I'd like to talk to you.

Go ahead.

These are my friends.

I'm looking for a riding job.

Who said I was hiring riders?

I heard it.

You hear what I'm hirin' them for?

I heard that too.

Why yes.

Dumb play boys.

Stay set Army.

He's headin' for the street.

Mr. Riling, Lufton's watcher's in town.

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Lillie Hayward

Lillie Hayward (September 12, 1891 – June 29, 1977) was an American screenwriter whose Hollywood career began during the silent era and continued well into the age of television. She wrote for more than 70 films and TV shows including the Disney film The Shaggy Dog and television series The Mickey Mouse Club and Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color. She was also remembered for the films Her Husband's Secretary and Aloma of the South Seas, the latter written in part with the help of her sister, actress and screenwriter Seena OwenLillie Hayward died in 1977 and was interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. Her husband of seventeen years, Jerry Sackheim, was also a Hollywood writer with whom she had worked on The Boy and the Pirates (1960). more…

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