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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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  (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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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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6 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Why didn't someone rustle this movie?, 20 October 1999
Author: Brian Manville (Sterno-2) from Frederick, MD

When my dad was young, Grandpa would take him to the drive-in to see westerns. They always parked in the front row so that, as Grandpa said, "So we could smell the horse manure." One does not need to get too close to smell the fumes coming from this movie.

The hero's name is Duke (could they have been trying to cash in on John Wayne?) Anyway, Duke is a robber-cum-rancher the filmmaker couldn't decide if he was a good guy (white hat) or a bad guy (blank bandana). They also couldn't decide if he was going to have a romantic relationship or not. He had the attention of two lady cowboys (cowgirls? cowbabes? cowchicks? cowladies?), both of whom seek his attention. Maybe they want to have his children, maybe they want to share him as part of a harem...who knows? That angle (among many) is never fully developed.

The big fuss seems to be about stealing all of the mares from the wild horses running free and minding their own business near the quaint town of Jacksonville. A couple of bad guys at the Double C ranch want all the horses for themselves, eventually setting the stage for Duke's sham trial for the murder of the head of the Double C.

Watch this on MST3K, since they do a hilarious send up of the original Star Trek's "parallel universe" episode ("Mr. Crow -- your agonizer, please!!" "Oh, goody, someone left us an agony booth!") Otherwise, Sterno says brand this cow a loser.

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