The Plunderers (1960)


“My advice to you buoys is to stay clear of trouble. It might not go this easy for you in some other towns.” – Sheriff McCauley

Number of Times Seen – 1 (11 Jun 2020)

Brief Synopsis – A group of young cowboys show up in a small town and begin causing problems.

My Take on it – This is a film that I came across by accident and knew absolutely nothing about before watching it.

The story plays out really well and they find a great pace in order to help keep the tension of things in check while slowly growing more and more suspenseful as things move along.

The characters in the town are all drawn up really well and we get to see what makes them either good or evil by watching their actions.

This actually helps raise the tension level more and more and enhances watching things move along.

The decision making process of the various characters also helps to make things more impactful because we get a better understanding of the how and why they choose to do anything that they do as things get more and more tense.

Jeff Chandler is superb in the lead role especially due to the way that he plays this character in a very subtle manner because we get an even better idea of why he acts as he does which adds even more impact to the way things play out.

Bottom Line – Intriguing Western that works quite well because of the way that the characters are drawn out.  WE get to see both the goodness and the evil behind the various characters and that helps make the story even more suspenseful as things move along. The fact that we get to see how each of the various characters make decisions along the way also helps in making things so enjoyable to watch unfold. Chandler shines in the lead role even though he plays this character in a subtle style which helps add so much to the impact of the story.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The Plunderers would be remade in 1967 as:”The Incident” aboard a NYC Subway car. Same premise only 2 punks this time Martin Sheen and Tony Musante. Beau Bridges plays the Jeff Chandler role as a Soldier on Leave with a Broken Arm. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)

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