A Man Called Sledge (1970)
A Man Called Sledge
John Marley as Old Man
Wayde Preston as Sheriff Ripley
Ken Clark as Floyd
Tony Young as Mallory
A Man Called Sledge is a western film released in 1970, produced by Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica and directed by Vic Morrow
When Sledge, a criminal and fugitive from the law, learns from an old man about a huge amount of gold to be delivered to a local prison for safekeeping, he decides that he wants the gold and is going to get it. Warned by the old man that many have tried and many have died, Sledge scoffs and becomes even more determined.
Since the gold is too well guarded as it is being transported, Sledge devises a plan to steal the gold from inside the prison and contrives to have himself thrown in jail. With information from the old man about the location inside the prison where the gold is stored, Sledge and one of his gang, Ward, manage to stage a prison riot and release all the other prisoners. In the confusion Sledge manages to get the gold and escapes.
Once he and his gang are away with their loot, they begin gambling and Sledge wins most of the gold from his cronies, causing them to try to track him down to steal their shares back.
Actors: Claude Akins, James Garner, Vic Morrow, Dennis Weaver