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The Tin Star Movie Review Summary

Actors: Henry Fonda, Anthony Perkins, Betsy Palmer, Neville Brand, John McIntire, Lee Van Cleef

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THE TIN STAR is a western directed by Anthony Mann (Winchester 73) in 1957.
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Morg Hickman, a former sheriff, became a bounty hunter after the death of his wife. One day, he arrives in a small town whose sheriff is the young Ben Owens. Ben has been temporarily appointed sheriff after the murder of the former marshal. Impressed by Morg's self-control, Ben asks him to train him for the job. During a few days, Morg Hickman will follow Ben and teach him how to handle a gun, a street fight and his nerves. When the town's doctor is killed by the McGaffey brothers, Ben is unable to control the crowd's anger and must, alone, find the murderers if he wants them to have a fair trial.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Training/Promotion story?    -   Yes Western    -   Yes Kind of western:    -   hunting down outlaws

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   bounty hunter Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   not very bright people    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids Misc setting    -   prison    -   cave

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   None

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