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Marshal of Amarillo (1948) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • Nugget, Underwood and Short walk to the Half-Way House after the driver purposely wrecks the stage. They arrive late at night and it is so spooky that Nugget leaves for Amarillo. Unknown to him, the dead body of Short is in the wagon. When Sheriff Lane comes upon Nugget and the body, he goes to investigate and finds no trace of Underwood at all. But he soon finds that Underwood was carrying $50,000 in cash and he believes the story Nugget is telling.

    - Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>
  • When the Amarillo stagecoach breaks down near the Half-Way House, the driver, Ben Dolan, who wrecked the stagecoach on purpose, tells the passengers, Nugget Clark, a prospector; James Underwood, a retired businessman; and Hiram Short, a salesman, to walk there for shelter. They acquire rooms, but Nugget becomes uneasy and decides to leave. When he looks for his friends, he can't find Underwood and finds Short has been murdered. He arrives in Amarillo and notifies Marshal "Rocky" Lane of the murder and the disappearance. When Lane investigates, the stage-agent, Art Crandall, and the inn's owner, Frank Welch, tell him they've never before seen or heard of Nugget or his friends. When Lane learns that Underwood was carrying $50,000 in cash, he begins to suspect that Crandall and Welch aren't being truthful.

    - Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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