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The Assassin 

Thorpe Henderson is an assassin, a Regulator, hired by the cattlemen to deal with their rustler problem. Thorpe prefers to hide in the brush and kill from 200 yards away but, when bored, ... See full summary »

Director:

Bernard L. Kowalski (as Bernard Kowalski)

Writers:

Morton S. Fine (as Morton Fine), David Friedkin | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Chuck Connors ... Thorpe Henderson
John Hoyt ... Harlan
Isa Childers Isa Childers ... Evie
Malcolm Atterbury ... Donley
Barry Atwater ... Rogers
George E. Mather George E. Mather ... Cramer (as George Mather)
Joseph Breen Joseph Breen ... Man
Max Mellinger Max Mellinger ... Stoddard
Jack Macy Jack Macy ... Benson
Walter Coy ... Narration (voice)
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Thorpe Henderson is an assassin, a Regulator, hired by the cattlemen to deal with their rustler problem. Thorpe prefers to hide in the brush and kill from 200 yards away but, when bored, isn't afraid to face a man down with pistols at close range. It is 1902 and civilization has made it's way west. The good citizens decide that the time has come to end the lawlessness even if their methods prove to be as amoral as the evil they profess to hate. Written by shadowfever

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Western

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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1956 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Shocking performance by Chuck Connors
14 April 2019 | by morrisonhimselfSee all my reviews

Chuck Connors became a household name with "The Rifleman," and went on to another series of his own, and many performances in movies and TV shows, notably "Police Story," where he played a cop one show and a villain in another.

And always gave a strong performance.

Watching him in "The Assassin," an ugly story based at least somewhat on that of Tom Horn, one has to realize that Chuck Connors was one heck of an actor.

His fellow cast members here were not household names but included, without credit, veteran Buddy Roosevelt.

John Hoyt gives a very understated performance, and a lovely Isa Childers has a thankless role, one that might have got her praise but no friends for the role -- you just need to see this.

Bob Terry deserves our thanks, our deepest gratitude for bringing this, another of the "Forgotten Westerns" to our attention.

"The Assassin" is not a pleasant show, by any means, but I recommend it.


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