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Panhandle (1948)

Approved | | Western | 22 February 1948 (USA)
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 ...
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Jean 'Dusty' Stewart
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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
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Raven McBride
Francis McDonald ...
Crump
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Doc Cooper (as J.Farrell MacDonald)
Henry Hall ...
Wells
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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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Western

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Release Date:

22 February 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Rächer von Texas  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(U.K. television release)| (Sepiatone)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the original script Rod Cameron's character was supposed to be killed, but that ending was scrapped. 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

John Sands: Sentinel? I know people in Sentinel.
Jean 'Dusty' Stewart: I hope you been getting letters from 'em regular. Last time they took a census, Boot Hill had quite a population.
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Referenced in The Pink Panther Story (2003) See more »

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John Sands: Even Billy the Kid backed down from him!
16 February 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Panhandle is directed by Leslie Selander and written by John C. Champion and Blake Edwards. It stars Rod Cameron, Cathy Downs, Reed Hadley, Anne Gwynne, Blake Edwards, Dick Crockett and Rory Mallinson. Music is by Rex Dunn and cinematography by Harry Neumann.

John Sands (Cameron) has to return to his gunfighter ways when news reaches him that his brother has been murdered...

Filmed in Sepiatone and a little more serious than many other 1940's Westerns, Panhandle is a satisfying experience for genre enthusiasts. Formula is rife as we would come to know it in Oaters, though, as picture ticks off the check list: badman turned good who is forced to turn bad again for revenge, romance tingling in the air, quick draw shoot-outs, punch-up, weasel villain and his hired cronies, poker games with the inevitable cheat called out and the "hooray" finale. All of which is nicely directed and performed by the cast. The location scenery doesn't get much chance to shine through, and in truth the Sepiatone does little to improve the picture, but this is easily recommended to the Western faithful. 7/10


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