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Sheriff of Sundown (1944)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, Western  |  7 November 1944 (USA)
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Bringing his large cattle herd to Sundown, Tex Jordan sells to Hatfield. He does OK but learns Hatfield is cheating the small outfits. When one refuses to sell he is murdered and Tex then ... See full summary »



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Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Wallace Grissell
Stars: Allan Lane, Linda Stirling, Duncan Renaldo


Complete credited cast:
Allan Lane ...
Linda Stirling ...
Lois Carpenter
Max Terhune ...
Third Grade Simms
Twinkle Watts ...
Little Jo Criag
Roy Barcroft ...
Jack Hatfield
Duncan Renaldo ...
Chihuahua Ramírez
Bud Geary ...
Henchman Ward
Jack Kirk ...
Herbert Rawlinson ...
Governor Brainerd
Tom London ...
Sheriff Tom Carpenter
Kenne Duncan ...
Secretary Arthur Wilkes
Henchman Bradley (as Bob Wilke)


Bringing his large cattle herd to Sundown, Tex Jordan sells to Hatfield. He does OK but learns Hatfield is cheating the small outfits. When one refuses to sell he is murdered and Tex then decides to stay and take up the fight. He is appointed a special Agent by the Governor but unknonw to him the Governor's Secretary is a spy for Hatfield and reveals his plans. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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Cattleman with a conscience
21 August 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Sheriff Of Sundown departs from the usual formula of westerns where the Texas cattlemen are the ones shooting up the town and the forces of law and order have to stop them. Allan Lane plays a cattleman with a conscience who does not like seeing his smaller neighbors being taken advantage of by crafty cattle buyer Roy Barcroft.

His answer to form a cattle buyer's association and give the little guys fair market value for their beef. Naturally Barcroft does not like losing his monopoly and will resort to anything including murdering sheriff Tom London of the town of Sundown, Kansas.

Though no name is attached to the trio, Lane operates like the Three Mesquiteers or any of those other trio westerns that saturated the movie market back then. His companions are Max Terhune and Duncan Renaldo and Sheriff Of Sundown has the feel of a Three Mesquiteers film.

A good western from Allan Lane before he became 'Rocky'.

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