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The Drifter (1944)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Western  -  14 June 1944 (USA)
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A Robin Hood-type outlaw (Buster Crabbe) rides the range and helps others. Another outlaw who looks just like him (also played by Crabbe) tries to cash in on the other outlaw's reputation.



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Complete credited cast:
Falcon the Horse ...
Al St. John ...
Fuzzy Q. Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St.John)
Carol Parker ...
Jack Ingram ...
Dirk Trent
Jimmy Aubrey ...
Sheriff Perkins
Marshal Hodges
Ray Bennett ...
Kermit Maynard ...
Henchman Jack
Roy Brent ...
Henchman Sam
George Chesebro ...
Henchman Blackie


Billy Carson discovers that "Drifter" Davis, an exact double, has been impersonating him in order to cover up a series of bank robberies. When the sheriff jails Davis, believing him to be Carson, Billy sees the chance to turn the tables and clear his name. He impersonates Davis and takes his place as a sharpshooter with the Sally Dawson Medicine Show that is traveling though the area. Just about the time that Billy gets a lead that ties up Dirk Trent, the show's publicity man, with the bank robberies, Billy's pal, Fuzzy Jones, causes complications by helping Davis escape from jail, thinking he is the real Billy Carson. Written by Les Adams <>

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14 June 1944 (USA)  »

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Tarzan contro Tarzan  »

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A good one
18 December 2010 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

This my favorite of all the Billy The kid movies Buster Crabbe made. Why? I always liked seeing him play a bad guy, and here we get a two-fer, as he plays dual roles, our hero, and his look-alike double bad guy.

He made three such films over the course of the series, but this one is the best, by far. If you don't have any of the series, this is the one to check out. Buster rocks! The bad guys need to get rid of Billy, and one of them just happens to find a guy who looks just like Billy (the drifter). Once Billy is safely tucked away in jail, wanted for robbery and murder, the only thing left for the ring-leaders is to get rid of the drifter. What they don't count on is that the real Billy has been broken out of jail, and gets to their hideout right after the drifter gets his payoff.

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