Robbers' Roost (film)

Robbers' Roost is a 1955 American Western film directed by Sidney Salkow and written by John O'Dea, Sidney Salkow and Maurice Geraghty. The film stars George Montgomery, Richard Boone, Sylvia Findley, Bruce Bennett, Peter Graves and Tony Romano. It is based on the novel Robbers' Roost by Zane Grey. The film was released on May 30, 1955, by United Artists.[1][2]

Robbers' Roost
Directed bySidney Salkow
Produced byRobert Goldstein
Screenplay byJohn O'Dea
Sidney Salkow
Maurice Geraghty
Story byZane Grey
StarringGeorge Montgomery
Richard Boone
Sylvia Findley
Bruce Bennett
Peter Graves
Tony Romano
Music byPaul Dunlap
CinematographyJack Draper
Edited byGeorge A. Gittens
Goldstein-Jacks Productions
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • May 30, 1955 (1955-05-30)
Running time
83 minutes
CountryUnited States


Suspecting them of being rustlers, cattle rancher Bull Herrick hires two feuding men, Hays and Heesman, as ranch hands to keep a close eye on both. The rancher's daughter Helen arrives and wants Bull to return East with her, where doctors can treat the condition that has left him in a wheelchair.

A stranger in town, calling himself Tex, is asked by Bull to protect Helen from unwanted suitors, and soon he earns her trust. But at the train station, Helen spots a wanted poster showing Tex's true identity to be Jim Wall, a fugitive from a murder charge.

Hays steals the cattle and kidnaps Helen, resulting in a posse coming after all. Tex brings a horse to Helen's rescue and is forced to knock her unconscious after she refuses to leave with him. On the run from Hays, she discovers Tex had shot two men justifiably who had killed his wife. Helen creates a rockslide, after which a dying Hays confesses all.



  1. "Robbers' Roost (1955) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  2. "Robber's Roost". TV Guide. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
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