Wednesday, 3 September 2008

(1955 - Music by Max Steiner)


VOLCANIC! VALIANT! VICIOUS! Violence and Passion the Screen Has Seldom Seen!

Directed by Rudolph Maté

Starring Glenn Ford, Barbara Stanwyckand Edward G. Robinson

A Union ex-officer plans to sell up to Anchor Ranch and move east with his fiancee, but the low price offered by Anchor's crippled owner and the outfit's bully-boy tactics make him think again. When one of his hands is murdered he decides to stay and fight, utilising his war experience. Not all is well at Anchor with the owner's wife carrying on with his brother who anyway has a Mexican moll in town.

Max Steiner composed music for many Westerns as Dodge City, Distant Trumpet, The Searchers, Rocky Mountain, Santa Fe Trail

In the case of Violent Men the film benefits from a particularly stirring score penned by Max Steiner

Technical Data:
Reel Tape N. 245b {22 minutes}

Music Composed by Max Steiner
Orchestrations by Murray Cutter
Orchestra Conducted by Morris Stoloff

This is the first western score I include in the blog. I am not sure if I am a greater fan of Western than Golden Age but they are at the same level in my collection. I try to get any western score available. So this is the first but it is not going to be the last as I am plannig to include all my westerns scores here.

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