Six Black Horses
|Six Black Horses|
|Directed by||Harry Keller|
|Produced by||Gordon Kay|
|Written by||Burt Kennedy|
|Edited by||Aaron Stell|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
Ben Lane (Audie Murphy) is breaking a horse in the desert that he believes to be stray. He is caught by some farmers who believe he is a horse thief when he is saved by Frank Jesse (Dan Duryea). Lane and Jesse are hired by Kelly (Joan O'Brien) who pays them to take her to a town to be with her husband. In reality, Kelly is setting up Jesse because he killed her husband in a shootout. A unique part of the film is that Lane takes in a collie dog that goes with him everywhere, including riding the pack horse.
Universal hired Burt Kennedy to write an original film script. Kennedy said he wrote it with Richard Widmark in mind.
Comic book adaption
- Dell Movie Classic: Six Black Horses (January 1963)
- Don Graham, No Name on the Bullet: The Biography of Audie Murphy, Penguin, 1989 p 291
- Six Black Horses at Audie Murphy Memorial Site
- Joyner, C. Courtney (2009). The Westerners: Interviews with Actors, Directors, Writers and Producers. McFarland. p. 135.
- D'Arc, James V. (2010). When Hollywood came to town: a history of moviemaking in Utah (1st ed.). Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith. ISBN 9781423605874.
- Dell Movie Classic: Six Black Horses at the Grand Comics Database
- Dell Movie Classic: Six Black Horses at the Comic Book DB (archived from the original)