Ride a Crooked Trail (1958)
Movie: Ride a Crooked Trail
- Director: Jesse Hibbs
- Stars: Audie Murphy, Gia Scala, Walter Matthau, Henry Silva, Joanna Moore, Eddie Little, Mary Field, Leo Gordon, Mort Mills, Frank Chase, Bill Walker, Ned Wever, Richard H. Cutting
- Release Date: December 29, 1958
- Run Time: 87 min
- Genre: Western
After robbing a bank Murphy assumes the identity of his pursuer, a famous US Marshal, when he stumbles into a town and is confronted by the local judge, Matthau. Murphy is forced to remain as the new Marshal; an old flame, Scala, nearly unmasks him by accident, only to be forced to assume the ruse of being Murphy\’s wife. The \”couple\” given a house and respectability, which neither has had before. They maintain the charade to avoid hurting a young orphan boy, Matthau\’s ward. Scala is torn by her loyalty to boyfriend planning to rob the bank and growing feelings for Murphy.