6.0/10
248
7 user 9 critic

Robbers' Roost (1955)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 30 May 1955 (USA)
Jim Tex Wall is searching for three men who killed his wife and stole his horses and finds them working for a gang of cattle rustlers engaged in a turf war with a rival gang of outlaws.

Director:

Sidney Salkow

Writers:

John O'Dea (screenplay), Sidney Salkow (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Forced by circumstances,Confederate POWs and Union soldiers join forces against Indians but old animosities resurface during their fragile alliance.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Joseph Cotten, Linda Darnell, Jeff Chandler
Gunsmoke (1953)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young gunslinger tries to help a rancher and his daughter save their land and cattle from an evil, wealthy land owner.

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Audie Murphy, Susan Cabot, Paul Kelly
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Banner Cole is a tough sheriff's deputy who forms a small posse to go after 4 death cell escapees who killed the sheriff , along with 3 other men, and kidnapped a woman with rape in mind.

Director: Herbert Coleman
Stars: Audie Murphy, John Saxon, Zohra Lampert
Ride Lonesome (1959)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A bounty hunter escorts a killer to be tried for murder, but allows the man's outlaw brother to catch up with them to have a showdown over a previous shocking murder.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Randolph Scott, Karen Steele, Pernell Roberts
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Squeezed between Mexico and the Denbow family lands lies the U.S. government free grazing land but the incoming settlers cannot reach it without trespassing on the Denbow property which is defended by an army of Denbow cowhands.

Director: Hugo Fregonese
Stars: Joseph Cotten, Shelley Winters, Scott Brady
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A man saves a woman who had been kidnapped by Comanches, then struggles to get both of them home alive.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Randolph Scott, Nancy Gates, Claude Akins
Wells Fargo (1937)
Certificate: Passed History | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The life and career of a Wells Fargo official frames this fictionalized account of the express company's formation.

Director: Frank Lloyd
Stars: Joel McCrea, Bob Burns, Frances Dee
Red Sundown (1956)
Certificate: Passed Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A gunfighter takes a deputy sheriff job in a town caught in a feud between a powerful rancher and small farmers.

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Martha Hyer, Dean Jagger
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Marshal Tyrone and the Silver Kid form an uneasy alliance against a gang of claim jumpers.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Audie Murphy, Faith Domergue, Stephen McNally
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Fictionalized story of how the Dalton brothers were wronged by a crooked development company and became outlaws when the corrupt local courts offered them no justice.

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Randolph Scott, Kay Francis, Brian Donlevy
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Dan Beattie gives up his lawman job to move further west and rejoin his old war buddy Curt Warren in the town of Sundown. At first mistaken for a railroad agent by Beau Santee, a Sundown ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Landres
Stars: George Montgomery, Randy Stuart, Gregg Barton
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Crime | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Rare book dealers Joel and Garda take a summertime jaunt to the seashore where he becomes involved in a beauty pageant as investor and judge much to her chagrin.

Director: Busby Berkeley
Stars: Franchot Tone, Ann Sothern, Ruth Hussey
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Montgomery ... Jim 'Tex' Wall
Richard Boone ... Hank Hays
Sylvia Findley Sylvia Findley ... Helen Herrick
Bruce Bennett ... 'Bull' Herrick
Peter Graves ... Heesman
Tony Romano Tony Romano ... Happy Jack
Warren Stevens ... Smokey
William Hopper ... Robert Bell
Stanley Clements ... Chuck
Leo Gordon ... Jeff
Edit

Storyline

Jim "Tex" Wall (George Montgomery), searching for the last of the three men who raped and killed his wife, joins a gang of cattle rustlers led by Hank Hays (Richard Boone). Both Hays' outlaws and a rival gang headed by Heesman (Peter Graves), have been hired as ranch hands by "Bull" Herrick (Bruce Bennett), a cripple who owns a large cattle ranch and wants to get his large herd to market. He theorizes that the two gangs will be kept busy watching each other and neither will rustle his cattle. Helen (Sylvia Findley) has little faith in her brother's contrived plan, and hates and distrusts both groups. She begins to soften toward Jim, but abruptly changes when she sees a reward poster which says he has killed two men. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

THE KILLERS LAIR WHERE WOMEN WENT TO THE FASTEST DRAW...AND VULTURES WAITED FOR THE SLOWEST! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zane Grey's Robbers' Roost See more »

Filming Locations:

Durango, Mexico

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (photographed in) (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Robbers' Roost
(uncredited)
Music by Tony Romano
Lyrics by John Bradford and Pat Silver (as Barbara Hayden)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"Well, looks like I made a long trip for nuttin'"
1 December 2019 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

That line, declared by at the end by a lawman, sums up the entire film, which belies its lively title.

Despite taking an original novel by Zane Grey (already filmed once before in 1933), a good cast and a stash of Eastmancolor stock all the way to Monterey for the use of veteran local cameraman Jack Draper, the result is tinny, talky and dull, the colour muddy and dull. The final shoot-out against a majestic backdrop of rocks takes an awfully long time a-coming and when it finally does is needlessly drawn out (even having a character run out of bullets at a critical moment to prolong it still further).

In a better film Richard Boone's grinning villain could have been really memorable; but this isn't that film.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed