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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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First of its kind! Trial cowboy movie! 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)
Filming Locations:

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Revealing mistakes: When rancher Pete Ferguson is slain, one of his ranch hands is seen fleeing. In the full body shot he is quite portly, but in the shot of him mounting his horse is filmed from the waist down in a (failed) attempt to hide the fact that it is a stuntman mounting the horse in his place. The stuntman is noticeably thinner/more fit and taller.See more »


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First of its kind! Trial cowboy movie!, 22 April 2012
Author: Aaron1375

Yes, near the end of this film all the action will shift from the plains, to the courtroom as the hero of the movie is put on trial. Kind of interesting, though not sure a trial of this type would of occurred in the old west. I figured the people would just mob the accused and hang them and feel a bit regretful when they find out the person is innocent, but still smile when they think of the fun they had afterward at the cookout. This film is about a guy who may or may not have been attempting to rob a stage coach intervene in three guys chasing a person and becomes the hero of the film. He has two girls interested so he is doing quite good for himself as he has a cute brunette and a cute blond, both from different households. The brunette is the daughter of a man who is sort of the bad guy, but not really. He just is a very poor employer who really should watch his employees better. The blond lives with a guy named Remedy who she may be the daughter of or not, their relationship is a bit more obscure compared to the brunette. Well it seems one ranch is rounding up all the wild horses and this hurts things somehow and there are lots of chases involving horses, tepid gunfights, and a couple of old fashioned fist fights where the good guy gets beat down for the most part. However, do not feel sorry for him, as he does have two cuties after him. Surprised the blond did not pull the trigger during the one scene as she was clearly falling behind at that point. It had its moments, to bad it feels the screen with one to many going no where kind of scenes. It does teach a valuable lesson, however, and that is back in the old west, one only really needed a handkerchief to prosecute someone of a crime. Guess it is kind of like DNA evidence today.

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