Springfield Rifle
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Springfield Rifle
Springfield Rifle was Gary Cooper's third western in a row, released not long after the classic High Noon. Cooper plays Union army officer Lex Kearney, who undertakes a covert investigation to find out why the North's supply of horses has suddenly diminished. Because of the top-secret nature of his mission, Kearney is forced to distance himself from everyone he knows, including his wife Erin (Phyllis Thaxter) and son Jamie (Michael Chapin). Heading to a remote cavalry post, he discovers that renegade soldiers have been stealing horses and selling them to the South. Someone at the post… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Visually fine Western, that is as much a crime drama or spy film as a Western."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"A solidly constructed Western"
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"An incurious Western set during the Civil War days."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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