James Cagney stars with John Derek and Viveca Lindfors in Nicholas Ray's 1955 western.
Free for you to view on You Tube: Run for Cover, an exciting 1955 western directed by acclaimed filmmaker Nicholas Ray (Johnny Guitar, Rebel Without a Cause), starring James Cagney as Matt Dow, a drifter with a shady past who becomes the sheriff of a small New Mexico town.
John Derek plays as Davey Bishop, a young man who signs on as Matt’s deputy, and Ernest Borgnine appears as Morgan, leader of a bandit gang. Gunfights, manhunts, betrayals and Indian attacks ensue after Morgan’s gang makes an unauthorized withdrawal from a bank in the community where Matt keeps the peace.
Viveca Lindfors co-stars as Helga Swenson, a farmer’s daughter who’s attracted to Matt. And her father is played by Jean Hersholt — the veteran actor for whom the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences named the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.