Springfield Rifle

Springfield Rifle

Director: André De Toth Cast: Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
, Phyllis Thaxter
Phyllis Thaxter
, David Brian
David Brian
André De Toth
Springfield Rifle

Springfield Rifle

Director: André De Toth Cast: Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper
, Phyllis Thaxter
Phyllis Thaxter
, David Brian
David Brian
André De Toth


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Springfield Rifle was Gary Cooper's third western in a row, released not long after the classic High Noon. Cooper plays Union army officer Lex Kearney, who undertakes a covert investigation to find out why the North's supply of horses has suddenly diminished. Because of the top-secret nature of his mission, Kearney is forced to distance himself from everyone he knows, including his wife Erin (Phyllis Thaxter) and son Jamie (Michael Chapin). Heading to a remote cavalry post, he discovers that renegade soldiers have been stealing horses and selling them to the South. Someone at the post has been operating as the thieves' "inside man," and Lex, posing as a dishonorably discharged soldier, aims to ferret out the traitor. Had it not followed directly on the heels of the critical and financial success of High Noon, Springfield Rifle might have fared better with audiences and reviewers.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/08/2016
UPC: 0888574446017
Original Release: 1952
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 2,104

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gary Cooper Maj. Alex Kearney
Phyllis Thaxter Erin Kearney
David Brian Austin McCool
Paul Kelly Lt. Col. John Hudson
Lon Chaney Elm
Philip Carey Capt. Tennick
James Millican Matthew Quint
Martin Milner Olie Larsen
Wilton Graff Col. Sharpe
Richard Hale Gen. Henry W. Halleck
James Brown Private Ferguson
Vince Barnett Cook
Poodles Hanneford Corporal Hamel
Jack Woody Sims
Jerry O'Sullivan Lt. Evans
Ned Young Sgt. Poole
William Fawcett Corporal Ramsey
Edward Hearn Calhoun
Paula Sowl Woman
Guinn "Big Boy" Williams Sgt. Snow
Alan Hale Mizzell
Holly Bane Red
Ray Bennett Commissioner
Michael Chapin Jamie
Ben Corbett Sgt. Major
George Eldredge Judge Advocate
Rory Mallinson Barfly
Ewing Mitchell Spencer
Jack Mower Guard
Fess Parker Jim Randolph
Ric Roman Guard
George Ross Riley
Ralph Sanford Barfly

Technical Credits
André De Toth Director
Gordon Bau Makeup
John Beckman Art Director
G.W. Berntsen Set Decoration/Design
Ben Corbett Consultant/advisor
Murray Cutter Musical Direction/Supervision
Frank Davis Screenwriter
Edwin DuPar Cinematographer
Louis Edelman Producer
Charles Lang Sound/Sound Designer
Sloan Nibley Original Story
Max Steiner Score Composer
Robert L. Swanson Editor
Charles Marquis Warren Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Springfield Rifle
1. Credits. [1:12]
2. Warhorse Urgency. [3:24]
3. Mission Not Accomplished. [3:21]
4. Court-martial. [5:59]
5. Not Sure He's Yellow. [3:51]
6. Under Arrest. [3:02]
7. Jailbreak. [5:07]
8. Either In Or Through. [2:47]
9. Raiders' Plunder. [3:35]
10. Snow Brawl. [5:09]
11. Payoff. [1:46]
12. Lex's Shadow. [3:56]
13. Target: McCool. [2:59]
14. Family Crisis. [1:32]
15. Canyon Ambush. [3:44]
16. Fallen Friends And Foes. [3:11]
17. The Contact And The Code. [6:24]
18. News Of Suspect Origin. [6:04]
19. The Drop On Lex. [3:06]
20. Prisoner Escort. [4:31]
21. Springfield Rifle. [4:19]
22. Faster Firepower. [4:10]
23. Smoking Them Out. [4:07]
24. Hudson's Fall. [3:09]
25. Reinstatement. [2:03]

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