A Day of Fury
|A Day of Fury|
|Directed by||Harmon Jones|
|Produced by||Robert Arthur|
|Screenplay by||James Edmiston|
|Story by||James Edmiston|
|Cinematography||Ellis W. Carter|
|Edited by||Sherman Todd|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
A gunslinger named Jagade happens upon a stranger in trouble on the trail and saves his life. Jagade immediately regrets it upon learning the man is Alan Burnett, who is now only a U.S. Marshal but on his way to the town of West End to marry Jagade's former sweetheart that very day.
Jagade gets to town first and disrupts the proceedings. He taunts the betrothed woman, Sharman Fulton, in public. She was once a dancehall girl of low repute, but has since been taken into the home of the honorable Judge John J. McLean and has redeemed her reputation. Preacher Jason, nevertheless, calls off the wedding after Jagade sullies her name.
Burnett arrives but has no call to arrest Jagade and remains indebted for the gunfighter's aid on the trail. Jagade provokes him, forcing open the saloon on a Sunday against the town's regulation, infuriating the meek Miss Timmons and the Preacher, who now intends to burn the saloon down. To stop him, Sharman agrees to Jagade's condition that she don her red dancehall costume of old. She is called a harlot in town and kicked out of the Judge's home.
A young cowboy, Billy Brand, who admires Jagade shoots the preacher. But he is overcome with remorse when Miss Timmons is humiliated by Jagade and hangs herself. A church bell distracts Jagade during a shootout and Burnett's bullet fatally wounds him. As he dies, Jagade realizes the bell was rung in honor of the preacher he killed.
- Dale Robertson as Jagade
- Mara Corday as Sharman
- Jock Mahoney as Burnett
- Carl Benton Reid as Judge McLean
- Jan Merlin as Billy
- John Dehner as Preacher Jason
- Dee Carroll as Miss Timmons
- Sheila Bromley as Marie
- James Bell as Doc Logan
- Dani Crayne as Claire
- Howard Wendell as Vanryzin
- Charles Cane as Duggen
- Phil Chambers as Burson
- Sydney Mason as Beemans
- Helen Kleeb as Mrs. McLean
The film was released on a region free Blu-ray in France under the title 24 Heures de Terreur.