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Oklahoma Badlands (1948)

Passed  |   |  Action, Western  |  22 February 1948 (USA)
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Oliver Budge is after the Rawlins ranch. His henchman Sanders kills Ken Rawlins but when he tries to kill Leslie Rawlins, Rocky Lane breaks it up. But Leslie is a woman and knowing the bad ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Black Jack ...
Eddy Waller ...
Mildred Coles ...
Henchman Sanders
Gene Roth ...
Oliver Budge (as Gene Stutenroth)
Earle Hodgins ...
Jonathan Walpole
Dale Van Sickel ...
Henchman Sharkey
Jay Kirby ...
Ken Rawlins
Claire Whitney ...
Agatha Scragg
Terry Frost ...
Hank Patterson ...
Postmaster Fred
House Peters Jr. ...
The Dude
Jack Kirk ...
Stage Driver Parker


Oliver Budge is after the Rawlins ranch. His henchman Sanders kills Ken Rawlins but when he tries to kill Leslie Rawlins, Rocky Lane breaks it up. But Leslie is a woman and knowing the bad guys are looking for a man, Rocky now poses as Leslie, an Eastern dude, and goes after the man that killed his friend. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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BLASTING Guns...BRUISING Fists...BLAZING Adventure! (original poster)


Action | Western


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Release Date:

22 February 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Terra do Terror  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Rocky arrives to save the ranch
25 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When Ken Rawlins and his father are both murdered, Rocky Lane hits town to try to save the Rawlins Ranch and its new owner, niece Leslie Rawlins (Mildred Coles). Through an assumed identity and with the aid of cantankerous foreman Nugget Clark (Eddy Waller), Rocky tries to flush out bad guys Oliver Budge (Gene Stutenroth) and his henchmen Sanders (Roy Barcroft) and Sharkey (Dale Van Sickel) to stop their scheme to control the valley.

As usual this entry in the Rocky Lane Series features lots of action and a higher quality feel then might be expected from the limited budget. A lot of the credit on the early Rocky Lanes has to to go to writer Bob Williams who did ten in the series. Williams added unique twists and angles to his scripts not often seen in B-Westerns. While this is one of his more straight-forward efforts, he uses the mistaken identity theme to move the action oriented, one-upsmanship plot along.

Roy Barcroft who plays Henchman Sanders is at his vile back-shooting best in this one. If anybody wonders why Barcroft is considered the iconic B-Western Bad Guy check out Oklahoma Badlands. Committing crimes too numerous to mention, never is Roy better than when he is playing the remorseless, wisecracking action-heavy.

Worth watching if you have an extra 59 minutes.

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