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Trouble in Sundown (1939)

 -  Western  -  24 March 1939 (USA)
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The bank has been robbed, the night watchman killed and the safe opened. The townspeople want John as he was the only one with the combination. Clint gets John out of town but before the ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Clint Bradford
Rosalind Keith ...
Ray Whitley ...
Henchman Dusty
Cy Kendall ...
Ross Daggett (as Cyrus W. Kendall)
Howard C. Hickman ...
John Cameron (as Howard Hickman)
Monte Montague ...
Henchman Tex
John Dilson ...
Edward Simmons (bank examiner)
Otto Yamaoka ...
Foo Yung (cook)


The bank has been robbed, the night watchman killed and the safe opened. The townspeople want John as he was the only one with the combination. Clint gets John out of town but before the mob turns ugly but the deputy is shot when he and Clint go to get John at the shack. Things look bad for John, but Clint does not believe that John did the robbery and he will look for the real crooks. Written by Tony Fontana <>

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24 March 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cofre do Barulho  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Modern sources include Earl Dwire, Slim Whitaker and Lafe McKee in the cast, but they were not seen in the film. See more »


Home on the Prairie
Music and Lyrics by Ray Whitley
Played and Sung by Ray Whitley and the Phelps brothers at the ranch
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a real good 30s western
27 April 2003 | by (Pocono Summit, PA) – See all my reviews

***SPOILERS*** ***SPOILERS*** I really liked Trouble In Sundown. It's other than mindless shoot-'em-up. Not plot-heavy, but plot-intelligent. Kindly old banker John Cameron, who doesn't have a dishonest bone in his body, opens one morning to find that his burglar-proof safe - to which only HE has the combination - has been looted, and the body of his suffocated night watchman is in inside. Dusty, one half of a brotherly surveying team whose second-floor apartment is atop the bank, incites other opening-bell customers and passers-by to accuse Cameron, who Clint helps escape. It looks even worse for Cameron when a deputy is killed while approaching Cameron's first hideout. Of course, Dusty is workin' for somebody who's wealthy enough to cover the bank's loss and respected enough to assume that role. But the debtors don't realize that the new moneyman (unlike Cameron) won't tolerate their past-due loans 'til autumn, when harvest and round-up riches will enable them to return to their payment schedules. Meantime, the main villain can cheaply buy the many foreclosed properties. The state is overseeing all this, and complicates the bad guy's plan, however, by wanting to wait sixty days, expecting that Cameron'll be captured before then, and, in deference to his spotless record, he'll have the opportunity to explain. Shucks! Nobody'll back-owe, then! Now we gotta catch and convict Cameron right away; the first half of which is managed; but the courtroom events really won me over. There are a couple of adequately-placed Phelps brothers tunes here and a little romance, as Cameron's daughter, June, attracts Clint's affections. In this one, O'Brien exercises his brain as well as his brawn.

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