Rancho Notorious

Synopsis: A western based on the story "Gunsight Whitman" by Silvia Richards. Vern Haskell, a nice rancher, seeks out to avenge his fiancé's death when she is killed during a robbery. His revenge leads him to Chuck-a-luck, Altar Keane's ranch set up to hide criminals, and he finds more than he bargains for.
Genre: Western
Director(s): Fritz Lang
Production: Fidelity Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
89 min

this man pursues his quest

# Through autumn and winter

# Searching the great South West

# This thing that drives him

like a whip will never let him rest

# Night and day, early and late,

he looks for a place

# Or a town or a face

# And deep within him burn the fires

of hate, murder and revenge! #

You're new around here, ain't you?

- Just passing through.

Did you ever hear of a place

called Chuck-A-Luck?

- Sure. Wheel of fortune.

They got one at the Royal Flush,

down the street.

Not gambling. You never heard of

any other Chuck-A-Luck?

- I ain't.

Why don't you try asking

over at the courthouse?

Barber, get another bowl of water.

- Water comes later...

I want it now.

- Sure. Excuse me.

Are you on the dodge?

- What of it?

I wouldn't talk about Chuck-A-Luck

so free if I were you.

- Why not?

Altar Keane wouldn't like it.

Where'd you hear about Chuck-A-Luck,

why are you asking about it?

I'm supposed to meet somebody there.

- Who?

- I don't know. It could be you.

Get back there, Barber!

- Yes, sir.

You don't know much,

but you're sure trying to learn!

How is he, Doc?

- He had lacerations and concussion.

His jugular vein was severed, he has

broken ribs and a fractured skull.

To put it briefly, he's real dead.

What makes you think he was an outlaw?

- The way he acted.

How do I know it was self-defence?

- I saw his gun!

It used to be the finest barbershop

west of Baxter's Bridge.

Could this be him?

There's something around the eyes.

Sure, that's him. That's him

before I shaved his handlebars.

"Wanted by the State of Texas

"for robbery of a stagecoach

out of El Paso, July 25, 1873.

"Reward, $300."

- July 25th?

- Yeah, July 25th.

He couldn't have been in

Wyoming early in August.

- No, he couldn't.

Apologies and congratulations.

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Daniel Taradash

Daniel Taradash was born on January 29, 1913 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Daniel Irwin Taradash. He was a writer, known for From Here to Eternity (1953), Picnic (1955) and Bell Book and Candle (1958). He was married to Madeleine Forbes. He died on February 22, 2003 in Los Angeles, California, USA. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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