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The Desperadoes (1943)

Approved | | Action, Comedy, Romance | 25 May 1943 (USA)
A wanted outlaw arrives in town to rob a bank that has already been held up! His past and his friendship with the sheriff land them both in trouble.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sheriff Steve Upton
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Countess Maletta
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Cheyenne Rogers
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Allison McLeod
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Uncle Willie McLeod
Raymond Walburn ...
Judge Cameron
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Nitro Rankin (as Guinn {Big Boy} Williams)
Porter Hall ...
Stanley Clanton
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Sundown
Bernard Nedell ...
Jack Lester
Irving Bacon ...
Dan Walters
Ethan Laidlaw ...
Cass
Edward Pawley ...
Blackie
Chester Clute ...
Rollo
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Lem
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Storyline

Popular mailcoach driver Uncle Willie is in fact in league with the town's crooked banker. They plan to have the bank robbed after emptying it, and when Willie's choice for this doesn't show in time, he gets some local boys to do it. When his man does turn up he decides to stick around, as he is pals with the sheriff and also takes a shine to Willie's daughter Allison. This gives the bad men several new problems. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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NEVER BEFORE SUCH THRILLS! (original print media ad - all caps) See more »


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25 May 1943 (USA)  »

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Desperados  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Charles King is listed as a cast member in a modern source, but he was not seen in the film. See more »

Goofs

The story takes place in 1863, during The Civil War. Just before the horse stampede through town a character says, "...they'll think they're riding into Custer's Last Stand." Custer's Last Stand happened in 1876. See more »

Quotes

Sundown: I'm crazy about you, Jack. Are you crazy about me?
Jack Lester: I'd be crazy if I was.
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Crazy Credits

Opening and closing credits: 1863 - the newest frontier was Utah - Utah's gold was its wild horses, which the Union Army was seeking to buy. Men rushed to this new frontier - some to break these horses - others to break the law. See more »

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Featured in The Lady with the Torch (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Gwine to Rune All Night (De Camptown Races)
(1850) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Played on piano in a saloon
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Fine Western
5 December 2002 | by (High Wycombe, England) – See all my reviews

Blimey, this movie is nearly 60 years old. As it's filmed in "glorious technicolour" it gives it a much more modern feel. The story is of some 'insider trading' at the local bank and the need to bring those responsible to justice.

There are some fine performances throughout and the mix of drama and comedy (featuring great stuff from 'Nitro' and the bartender) is spot on. The story is a good one and it is entertaining from start to finish. Definitely a superior Western.


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