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Nevada (1944)

Passed | | Western | 25 December 1944 (USA)
Jim 'Nevada' Lacy wins a small fortune at craps, but soon finds himself accused of murdering a gold prospecting ranch owner.



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Complete credited cast:
Jim Lacy aka Nevada (as Bob Mitchum)
Cash Burridge
Ed Nelson, Assayer
Alan Ward ...
Sheriff William H. Brewer
Harry McKim ...
Marvie Ide
Ben Ide
Croupier Red Berry
Pancake Comstock


Just as Nevada wins $7000 in yellowback bills, Ben Ide takes his $7000 in yellowbacks and heads out to buy mining equipment. Burridge has his man Powell kill Ide and retrieve the money and Nevada finds Ide just as the posse arrives. Found with the money Nevada is arrested and Burridge now gets Powell to incite the local citizens to lynch Nevada. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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25 December 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Zane Grey's Nevada  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Comstock Lode was a major discovery of silver and gold ore, on the eastern slope of Mount Davidson, in the Virginia Range. The location is now located under Virginia City, Nevada. The discovery was made public in 1859. See more »


The Comstock Lode was initially mined in the 1850s. The characters are wearing clothes and using weapons from much later in the nineteenth century. See more »


Referenced in Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star (1991) See more »


My Chiquita
Sung to the tune of "Oh Susannah"
Written by Stephen Foster
Sung by Richard Martin, Chito in the first scenes
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Above Average Formula Western intro for Robert Mitchum
14 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

Once again a well-made RKO Radio Picture from yesteryear provides a fine entertainment in a summer when TV is a total washout and there are no movies at the multiplex for grown-ups over 13.

This noteworthy formula western introduces Robert Mitchum in a story that moves along fast while focusing on the early days of the Comstock Lode in Gold Hill, CA. The story is good, the acting fine, the cinematography just great. They got the history straight and everything is on-the-level except that the real Gold Hill is on a steep grade, not flat; and that's the only flaw in the movie. Filming at Lone Pine, CA certainly fooled me, as the terrain is exactly the same as around Carson City, NV and Gold Hill.

They knew how to make westerns in 1944; they don't in 2007. Unlike 3:10 to Yuma, this one doesn't turn stupid in the final 16 minutes.

Look for NEVADA in recent DVD release. Then look around the house for an old $20 Gold Double Eagle minted from Comstock gold in 1870 at the mint in Carson City. It'll be worth $200,000 in poor condition; lots more if it still looks pretty.

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