The Tin Star

  • 1957
  • 1 HR 33 MIN
  • NR
  • Western

A tale of the Old West that concentrates on character and the interaction between individuals. Fonda plays the bounty hunter, also a former sheriff, who rides into town, a body lying over his horse, to collect a reward. The representative of law in town is young Perkins, a tenderfoot who has yet to learn his job. After Fonda gets Perkins out of one jam...read more

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Henry Fonda and Anthony Perkins headline "The Tin Star," a tough-minded, character-driven western nominated for an Oscar for its story and screenplay. Perkins plays Ben Owens, a greenhorn sheriff who hasn't worn his badge long... and won't live to wear it much longer unless he gets some savvy help. Fonda, bringing to his role the presence and plain speaking that made him an icon of the cinematic West, plays wily bounty hunter Morg Hickman. "A decent man doesn't want to kill," Morg counsels Ben. "But if you're going to shoot, shoot to kill." Morg backs up his words with action. And when the time comes, so will Ben.

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