The Tin Star (1957)


The Tin Star Poster
Original Title: The Tin Star
Type: Movie
Genre: Western
Runtime: 93 Minutes    (1 Hours : 33 Minutes)
Release Date: 06 Nov 1957 (USA)
Is Adult: No
Language: 
English
Rated: n/A
Director: 
Anthony Mann
Writer: 
Joel Kane, Dudley Nichols, Barney Slater
Stars: 
Henry Fonda, Anthony Perkins, Betsy Palmer  »




Description

A cynical former sheriff turned bounty hunter helps a young, recently appointed acting sheriff with his advice, his experience and his gun.




Plot

Veteran bounty-hunter Morg Hickman rides into a town in danger. The sheriff has been killed, and young inexperienced Ben Owens named a temporary replacement until a permanent can be found. Ben wants to be that permanent replacement, so needs to impress the townspeople with his skill. When he finds that Morg was a sheriff for a long time before he became a bounty-hunter, he asks the older man to teach him. Morg thinks that being a sheriff is a foolish goal, but agrees to instruct Ben in handling people, more important to a sheriff than handling a gun. Written by Ken Yousten




Tagline

For $40 a month and a shiny Tin Star... the young sheriff faced the mob alone... except for the angry ex-sheriff who couldn't watch him die and a hero-worshiping boy who lived only for the day he'd wear a TIn Star of his own!





Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    Du sang dans le désert (France)
    Cazador de forajidos (Spain)
    Metalna zvezda (Yugoslavia, Serbian title)
    Sheriffens stjerne (Denmark)
    Stern des Gesetzes (Austria)

  • Company

    Perlberg-Seaton Productions

  • Country

    United States

  • Certification

    Argentina:13
    Australia:PG
    Brazil:12 (video rating)
    Canada:PG (Ontario)
    Finland:K-12
    France:Tous publics
    France:12 (video rating)
    Germany:12 (video rating)
    Greece:K-13
    Hong Kong:IIA (video rating)
    Japan:PG-12 (video rating)
    Netherlands:AL
    Norway:12
    Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB)
    Portugal:M/6
    Singapore:PG (video rating)
    South Africa:PG (video rating)
    South Korea:12 (video rating)
    Sweden:15
    United Kingdom:U
    United Kingdom:PG (video)
    United States:Approved
    United States:TV-PG (TV Rating)
    West Germany:12 (f)

  • Location

    Morrison Ranch
    San Fernando Valley
    Los Angeles
    California
    USA





  • Details (Technical)

  • Aspect Ratio

    1.85 : 1

  • Color

    Black and White

  • Sound Mix

    Mono (Westrex Sound Recording)





  • Details (Other)

  • Awards

    Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination.