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Writers:
Norman Houston (screenplay)
Zane Grey (novel)
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Release Date:
25 December 1944 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
THrill to the Silver Stampede - The roaring saga of the Comstock Lode...when men staked their claims in a hail of lead! (original poster) See more »
Plot:
Just as Nevada wins $7000 in yellowback bills, Ben Ide takes his #7000 in yellowbacks and heads out to buy mining equipment... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A generic but good enough western See more (8 total) »

Cast

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Robert Mitchum ... Jim Lacy aka Nevada (as Bob Mitchum)

Anne Jeffreys ... Julie Dexter
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Dusty
Nancy Gates ... Hattie Ide
Richard Martin ... Chito Rafferty
Craig Reynolds ... Cash Burridge
Harry Woods ... Joe Powell
Edmund Glover ... Ed Nelson, Assayer
Alan Ward ... Sheriff William H. Brewer
Harry McKim ... Marvie Ide
Larry Wheat ... Ben Ide
Jack Overman ... Croupier Red Berry
Emmett Lynn ... Pancake Comstock
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Virginia Belmont ... Dancer (uncredited)
Sammy Blum ... Gold Hill Bartender (uncredited)
Patti Brill ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ralph Bucko ... Barfly (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ... Doctor Burton (uncredited)
George DeNormand ... Red Berry's Bartender (uncredited)
Mary Halsey ... Dancer (uncredited)
Russell Hopton ... Henchman (uncredited)

Ben Johnson ... Saloon Patron (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Sandy Bowers (uncredited)
Philip Morris ... Prospector Ed (uncredited)
Margie Stewart ... Dancer (uncredited)
Bryant Washburn ... Townsman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Edward Killy 
 
Writing credits
Norman Houston (screenplay)

Zane Grey (novel)

Produced by
Sid Rogell .... executive producer
Herman Schlom .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Sawtell 
Dave Dreyer (uncredited)
Roy Webb (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Harry J. Wild 
 
Film Editing by
Roland Gross 
 
Art Direction by
Lucius O. Croxton  (as L.O. Croxton)
Albert S. D'Agostino 
 
Set Decoration by
Darrell Silvera 
William Stevens 
 
Costume Design by
Renié (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harry Mancke .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Terry Kellum .... sound re-recordist
Richard Van Hessen .... sound
 
Stunts
George DeNormand .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Graham .... stunt double: Harry Woods & Craig Reynolds (uncredited)
Ben Johnson .... stunt double: Robert Mitchum (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Straumer .... second camera (uncredited)
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
Earl B. Mounce .... music mixer (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
62 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Sweden:15 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (certificate #10485)

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Trivia:
'Yellowbacks' were gold certificates issued by banks in place of gold coinage, and were so-called due to the yellow-orange colour of their backs. These were replaced by paper money later on - 'greenbacks'.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 'Yellowbacks' were issued from 1882 to 1922. This film is set around the time of the discovery of the Comstock Lode in the 1850s.See more »
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A generic but good enough western, 28 October 2013
Author: Red-Barracuda from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

A man called Nevada is on the run from both the law and some outlaws. He was involved in a shoot-out with the latter over a crooked card game and is wrongly accused of murder by the former. The real killer is a crooked mining boss who assassinates the father of a prospecting family who live on silver-rich land that he wants for himself.

It would be fair to say that Nevada is only really notable for one thing and that is as the film where Robert Mitchum was given his first starring role. He isn't much remembered nowadays as a western star though. The genre wasn't suited that well to allow him to play to his own specific strengths. Nevertheless, he is certainly good enough here and it's a pretty decent performance. The movie itself is a fairly formulaic B-western – a film designed at the time to fit into a cinematic programme as the second highest billed feature – although it's still an enjoyable enough effort. It's paced well, with decent enough characters and story. While Nevada hardly breaks the mould, it's still good fun.

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