Run for Cover

Synopsis: Odd little Western that gets off to a snappy start when a man (Matt Dow) is mistaken as a train robber. After the town's sheriff shoots the kid he's riding with, Dow clears his name and ends up as the new sheriff. He romances a Swedish woman and settles in to a peaceful life only to find that the boy has a few secrets of his own.
Genre: Western
Director(s): Nicholas Ray
Production: Paramount Pictures
93 min


That hawk's been

following me all day.

In case you thought

I didn't draw on you

'Cause I couldn't

handle a gun...



That's the signal. That's what

they did the last time.

Sometimes it don't matter

so much how fast you are.

It's where you put

the first bullet that counts.

Put that gun down,

or they'll kill us.

I got a wife and family.

I don't wanna get killed

for somebody else's money,

No matter how much it is.

Holy smokes.

How do you like that?

They thought we were bandits.

(Train whistle blows)

How far is it to town?

'Bout ten miles.

We'd better get there quick.

Awful lotta money

to have dumped into your lap.

Man wouldn't have to work

the rest of his life.


Let's get going.

You carry it.

I'll follow you.

What's the matter?

Don't you trust me?

Like you said,

that's an awful lot of money.

Since you brought it up,

how do I know

You won't plug me in the back

and make off with it yourself?

One of us

has to take that chance.

What are you trying...

Where's the sheriff?

Over in his office, I guess.


We got held up.

Hey, Scottie!

The whole gang

woulda jumped us.

There wasn't anything else

we could do.

Round up some horses.

What happened?

Somebody held up

the train again.

Anybody hurt?

No, we didn't

give 'em a chance this time.

Soon as we seen they had us,

we... well, we threw out the money

And told Sam

to pour on the coal.

How many of them

was there?

We couldn't tell

for sure.

When the first two

fired on us,

I knocked Larry back

out of the way.

Did you get

a good look at 'em?

One of 'em

was riding a pinto.

I didn't stare

too hard.

Last time,

they give me this

Just for being a little slow

getting my hands up.

Let's grab a rifle, boys!

We gonna ride around

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Winston Miller

Winston Miller (June 22, 1910 – June 21, 1994) was an American screenwriter, film producer, and actor. He wrote for 62 films and television shows between 1936 and 1976. He began as an actor in silent films, appearing in eleven films between 1922 and 1929. He was the screenwriter for many TV series including Wagon Train Episode 13, Season 1 in 1957: "The Clara Beauchamp Story" with Nina Foch and Shepperd Strudwick. Earl Bellamy was the director. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the younger brother of silent film star Patsy Ruth Miller. He died in Los Angeles from a heart attack. more…

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