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Panhandle (1948)

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John Sands, a former Texas marshal turns to ranching, and later to a gunfighter when he sets out to prove that casino/saloon owner, Matt Garson, had his brother, a newspaperman, killed.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rod Cameron ...
Cathy Downs ...
Jean 'Dusty' Stewart
Reed Hadley ...
Matt Garson
Anne Gwynne ...
June O'Carroll
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Floyd Schofield
Dick Crockett ...
Elliott Crockett
Rory Mallinson ...
Sheriff Jim
Charles Judels ...
Botticelli the Barber
Alex Gerry ...
Raven McBride
Francis McDonald ...
Crump
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Doc Cooper (as J.Farrell MacDonald)
Henry Hall ...
Wells
Stanley Andrews ...
Tyler
Jeff York ...
Jack
James Harrison ...
Harland
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Storyline

John Sands (Rod Cameron), formerly a Texas marshal whose talents with guns caused the law to turn against him,is a fugitive in Mexico, when he learns from "Dusty" Stewart (Cathy Downs)that his brother in the Texas panhandle, Billy Sands (John C. Champion), her fiancé and crusading newspaperman, his been mysteriously murdered in Sentinel, Texas. Despite the price on his head, Sands comes north to the panhandle to find his brother's killer. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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SEE The fiercest man-to-man fight ever caught on film! The last, wild stand of the Panhandle outlaws! The women who were more than a match for Texas badmen! See more »


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22 February 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Rächer von Texas  »

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The original plan was to shoot this western on 16mm film stock. Financing was then raised so that the film was able to be shot on 35mm stock. See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt double for Rod Cameron (John Sands) in bar-room fight, as stand-in has lighter colored hair and a different hair style. See more »

Quotes

Jean 'Dusty' Stewart: You dirty, no good, backslidin' sidewinder! Try to cheat me will you?
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Better than average vintage Western B movie
13 November 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

John Sands is a famed ex lawman ,most celebrated for having faced down Billy the Kid .He is now living in Mexico ,having fallen foul of the law in the States,and is working as a storekeeper when news reaches him that his brother has been murdered .He vows to return to America to avenge his brother despite knowing full well this places him at risk of arrest . He is drawn into enmity with the ruthless Matt Garson who is also his rival for he hand of Garson's secretary (Joan O'Carroll)and to complicate matters he law is on his tail.

Blake Edwards -a man mostly known for his acerbic comedic scripts-co wrote this movie and the screenplay is above average for the genre, and the era .Add some lively action ,including the old genre staple of a bar -room brawl ,and some capable performances and the result is a good and watchable B movie that devotees of the Western will especially enjoy


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