Whispering Smith was a detective on the Denver, Colorado Police Department in the 1870s. This show took case histories from Smith's adventures. George Romack was Smith's partner and John ... See full summary »
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.
In 1866, a new gold discovery and an inconclusive conference force the U.S. Army to build a road and fort in territory ceded by previous treaty to the Sioux...to the disgust of frontier ... See full summary »
Arriving at Medicine Bow, eastern schoolteacher Molly Woods meets two cowboys, irresponsible Steve and the "Virginian," who gets off on the wrong foot with her. To add to his troubles, the ... See full summary »
Smith as an iron-willed railroad detective. When his friend Murray is fired from the railroad and begins helping Rebstock wreck trains, Smith must go after him. He also seems to have an interest in Murray's wife (and vice versa). Written by
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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. It was first telecast in Philadelphia Saturday 3 October 1959 on WCAU (Channel 10), in Chicago 20 November 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2), and in Johnstown 9 December 1959 on WJAC (Channel 6). At this time, color broadcasting was in its infancy, limited to only a small number of high rated programs, primarily on NBC and NBC affiliated stations, so most vintage film showings were still in B&W. Viewers were not offered the opportunity to see these films in their original Technicolor until several years later. It was released on DVD 12 March 2013 as part of Universal's Classic Westerns Collection, and since that time, has also enjoyed airings on both Turner Classic Movies and the Western Channel. See more »
When Luke Smith is pouring coffee for Bill Dansing in front of the Boarding House, one instant he is pouring coffee into Bill's cup and the next he is pouring coffee into his own cup. See more »
[to Murray giving instructions for the upsoming shootout]
One man behind the rock is worth three in the open.
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Entertaining, lively and nice western with Alan Ladd.
The Barton's gang is causing problems with its attacks on railroad trains, and Luke "Whispering Smith" (Alan Ladd), is an agent of the railroad to thwart the gang of train robbers, while demonstrating that his best friend "Murray" (Robert Preston) is not involved in the crimes of these criminals.
"Whispering Smith" is a Western with a predictable script being no less entertaining. "Luke" has several encounters with criminals than even getting shot, recover with amazing speed. "Luke" in these battles is the fastest, the most handsome, the kindest, and who makes the best laid plans ... very common in many films of this genre. He between shootings still has time for romance, forming a conflict love triangle with Robert Preston (The Music Man) or (Victor Victoria), as the old friend who "Luke" has great faith, and Brenda Marshall, the girl, and wife of Preston's character good girl, though not a great beauty.
This is the best contribution as director Leslie Fenton, an actor with a long career as bit actor.
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