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Water Rustlers (1939)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, Western  |  6 January 1939 (USA)
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Shirley Martin finds that Weylan has diverted the water from the valley and her cattle are dying. First she and her foreman Bob Lawson go to court. This fails when Weylan's men keep the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dorothy Page ...
Shirley Martin
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Bob Lawson
Vince Barnett ...
Mike - the cook
Stanley Price ...
Robert Weylan
Ethan Allen ...
Tim Martin
Leonard Trainor ...
Andy Jurgens
Warner Richmond ...
Wiley (as Warner Richman)
Edward Gordon ...
Henchman Kerman (as Edward R. Gordon)
Edward Peil Sr. ...
Weylan's Lawyer (as Edward Peil)
Lloyd Ingraham ...
Judge
Merrill McCormick ...
Sheriff
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Shirley Martin finds that Weylan has diverted the water from the valley and her cattle are dying. First she and her foreman Bob Lawson go to court. This fails when Weylan's men keep the ranchers from testifying. But Shirley has a second plan to return water to the valley. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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6 January 1939 (USA)  »

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When a Cowboy Sings a Dogie Lullaby
Written by Al Sherman, Walter Kent and Milton Drake
Sung by Dorothy Page (uncredited)
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Shoot Out At Silver Creek
26 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The last of Dorothy Page's three westerns "Water Rustlers" is ironic in a two ways. First, how do you rustle water? The treacherous villain Robert Weylan (Stanley Price) of the Silver Creek Mining Company dams up the river and diverts it so he can hydraulically mine the terrain. Naturally, this amounts to a major inconvenience for Tim and Shirley Martin who have a cattle ranch as well as their neighbors. Once Weylan drains off the water, the Martins begin to suffer as do their neighbors. When Shirley resorts to the court of law to stop the audacious Weylan, he retaliates by either killing witnesses set to testify or kills them. Meanwhile, Shirley discovers a spy in their midsts, and it is none other than their own foreman Wiley (Warner Richmond) and he grates on Shirley's nerves when he refuses to hire a stranger, Bob Lawson (Dave O'Brien), to ride herd. Shirley fires Wiley and tells him to hightail it and see if Weylan will hire him. Things get worse for Shirley when her father Tim (Ethan Allen) catches a fatal bullet during a shoot-out with three of Weylan's guards at his dam. Two of those three guards are relying on rifles, while the third is firing away with his revolver. Shirley refuses to resort to violence after her dad dies, but the ranchers derive no satisfaction from the courts. At one point, Shirley comes up with the idea to drive their cattle to the other side of the dam, but Weylan thwarts them. He dispatches a bi-plane to stampede the cattle. At the last minute, Shirley comes up with an idea. Her fellow ranchers and she decide to blow up a hill and get their water back. A desperate Weylan saddles up to ride with his desperadoes, and they ride out to prevent Shirley from blowing up the hill. Ironically, during the ensuing gun battle, Weylan takes a slug and falls on the plunger. "Water Rustlers" features Dorothy Page warbling three inconsequential songs and Vincent Barnett provides the comic relief as Shirley's chuck wagon cook.


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