5.8/10
75
4 user

The Plunderers (1948)

Approved | | Western | 31 October 1948 (USA)
Cavalry officer John Drum attempts to track down outlaw Whit Lacey, but finds he must join forces with Lacey to fight a Sioux war party.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When four rowdy cowhands ride into a small town and make trouble, no one seems willing or able to take them on, not even Sam Christy, the toughest man in town. But then there is a murder.

Director: Joseph Pevney
Stars: Jeff Chandler, John Saxon, Dolores Hart
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A tenderfoot becomes a bounty hunter in the hopes of making a better future for himself and his new love.

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Stars: Dan Duryea, Rod Cameron, Audrey Dalton
The Spoilers (1942)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In Nome, Alaska, miner Roy Glennister and his partner Dextry, financed by saloon entertainer Cherry Malotte, fight to save their gold claim from crooked commissioner Alexander McNamara.

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, John Wayne
Drum Beat (1954)
Western | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In 1872, Indian fighter Johnny MacKay is appointed peace commissioner for the California and Oregon territory but he faces tough opposition from the renegade Modocs led by their brutal chief Captain Jack.

Director: Delmer Daves
Stars: Alan Ladd, Audrey Dalton, Marisa Pavan
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When the Daltons are killed at Coffeeville, gang member Bill Doolin arriving late escapes but kills a man. Now wanted for murder, he becomes the leader of the Doolin gang. He eventually ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Randolph Scott, George Macready, Louise Allbritton
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
John Drum
...
Lin Connor
...
Julie Ann McCabe (as Adrian Booth)
...
Whit Lacey
George Cleveland ...
Sheriff Sam Borden
...
Deputy Tap Lawrence
Taylor Holmes ...
Eben Martin
...
Calico
...
Barnaby
James Flavin ...
Sergeant Major
Russell Hicks ...
Cavalry Colonel
...
Old Dame at Wedding
Mary Ruth Wade ...
Pioneer Girl
Louis Faust ...
Fort Sentry (as Louis R. Faust)
Edit

Storyline

Cavalry officer John Drum attempts to track down outlaw Whit Lacey, but finds he must join forces with Lacey to fight a Sioux war party.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

DARING WESTERN TIMES! WILD AS RAGING PRAIRIE FIRES! (original ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 October 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Plünderer von Nevada  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Sam Borden: You ladies goin' out for a ride this evening?
Julie McCabe: We're going shopping - and I have no intention of leaving town, you'll be sorry to hear.
Sam Borden: Kinda late to be goin' shoppin' isn't it? Bound to be about time to be closin' up.
Lin Connor: We work late and sleep late, so we have to shop late. Can we go now, Sheriff?
Sam Borden: Didn't mean to hold you up. There are enough people being held-up around here.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Orders Is Orders
9 November 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Plunderers has Rod Cameron on detached duty pretending to be an outlaw. His mission is to get outlaw Forrest Tucker who's been causing such mayhem in the territory that the army has an interest in his capture, conviction, and execution.

To establish his credentials with Tucker, a fake killing of sheriff George Cleveland is carried out and that does put him in solid with Tucker. It also puts him in solid with Tucker's girlfriend Lorna Gray and her companion Ilona Massey. By the way Massey looks completely lost in a western. Maybe Herbert J. Yates had Vera Hruba Ralston shooting another picture at Republic.

There's a nicely staged Sioux attack as a climax where both Cameron and Tucker find out who's been selling rifles to the Sioux. Selling weaponry to the Indians is a cardinal sin in all western films.

Yates put a bit more budget into this western than normal, possibly thinking that Cameron, Tucker or both might be a breakout star from the B westerns. Of course that never happened as it did with John Wayne. It should have had a better story with better drawn characters. Paul Fix for instance when we first meet him is a back shooting rat. For no apparent reason he becomes downright noble in the end.

Not the best western Yates ever turned out of his horse opera factory.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
rod cameron' s horse" tomahawk" msareece
Discuss The Plunderers (1948) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?