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Comanche Station

Released 1960
Distributor Columbia

The last of seven collaborations between director Budd Boetticher and star Randolph Scott (under Scott’s production company Ranown) is one of their best. Scott plays a (typically) lone gunman, a bounty hunter who specializes in retrieving women abducted by hostile tribesmen. The 62-year-old Scott made only one more movie after this, Sam Peckinpah’s lyrical tribute to the cowboy careers of Scott and Joel McCrea, Ride The High Country.

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About Sam Hamm

Failed cartoonist Sam Hamm turned to screenwriting when he realized he would never be able to draw like Alex Toth. His feature credits include Never Cry Wolf, Batman, Batman Returns, and Monkeybone. Hamm also created the short-lived television series M.A.N.T.I.S. in collaboration with Sam Raimi. Most recently, he has written two episodes of the cable series Masters of Horror for director Joe Dante: Homecoming (for which he won a Best Screenplay award at the Sitges International Film Festival) and The Screwfly Solution.

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