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Release Date:
27 December 1948 (USA) See more »
WILD FURY...WIDE OPEN THRILLS! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
A cowboy must clear himself of a murder he did not commit. | Add synopsis »
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I'm from Oregon and I still didn't like it. See more (9 total) »


  (in credits order)
James Ellison ... Duke Barnum

Mary Beth Hughes ... Terry Williams
Jane Frazee ... Jane Cooper

Douglass Dumbrille ... Charlie Cooper (as Douglas Dumbrille)
James Millican ... Sheriff Steve Harrison

Reed Hadley ... Riley Morgan
Olin Howland ... Remedy Williams (as Olin Howlin)
William Haade ... Henchman Rocky Rockford
Grady Sutton ... Curly, the cook
Stanley Andrews ... Rancher Pete Ferguson
Rory Mallinson ... Henchman Hank Davis
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stanley Price ... Prosecutor E.J. Henning (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... Deputy Chuck (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert L. Lippert 
Paul Landres (uncredited)
Writing credits
Jack Harvey (screenplay)

Produced by
Carl K. Hittleman .... producer
Robert L. Lippert .... executive producer
Original Music by
Albert Glasser 
Cinematography by
Benjamin H. Kline 
Film Editing by
Paul Landres 
Casting by
Yolanda Molinari 
Makeup Department
David Sadler .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles S. Gould .... assistant director
Will Sheldon .... assistant director (as Willard H. Sheldon)
Sound Department
Victor B. Appel .... sound engineer (as Victor Appel)
Mac Dalgleish .... sound engineer (as Walter M. Dalgleish)
Harry Kusnick .... sound effects (as Harry Kosnick)
Special Effects by
Ray Mercer .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Perry Finnerman .... camera operator
Noble Craig .... grip (uncredited)
Milton Gold .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alfred Berke .... wardrobe supervisor
Music Department
Albert Glasser .... conductor (uncredited)
Other crew
Moree Herring .... script supervisor
Paul Landres .... assistant to producer
Stanley Price .... dialogue director

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84 min
Black and White (Sepiatone)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Did You Know?

Factual errors: Duke's horse is described as a roan several times. It's not a roan but appears to be a chestnut or sorrel. A roan horse has numerous white hairs mixed in with its main color all over its body, which gives it a much lighter look.See more »


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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
I'm from Oregon and I still didn't like it., 18 September 2006
Author: jimevarts from United States

This movie starts out weak and then gradually just sort of wanders off.

It has potential, story-wise. A large rancher, Cooper, is pressured by his daughter and the other small ranchers to stop rounding up the wild horses in the area. His lead man has other plans and gets himself and the other Cooper employees deputized so they can frame the small ranchers and confiscate their horses. Cooper finds out about it and confronts his lead man, who kills him and frames Barnum, the "hero." Barnum is the weak link. He seems like the laziest, least intelligent, yet most charming guy in the area. He pushes people's buttons for fun and can't decide whether he's crooked or good. They all work hard and he just rides around seeming guilty of crimes or at least thinking about committing crimes. But chicks dig him. He mostly just appears here and there, acts cocky, irritates someone, and then rides off to rendezvous with a girl. And yet somehow you really just don't care what he does. You might doze off and wake to a scene that seems almost identical to the previous one.


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