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Release Date:
21 October 1949 (USA) See more »
Outlaw Hunt!... for the most daring bad men of a dangerous era...
Deputy Marshall Larry West goes undercover to find out who has been terrorizing the territory, Navajos or the Dalton Gang. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Don 'Red' Barry ... Marshal Larry West posing as Rusty Stevens (as Don Barry)
Robert Lowery ... Blackie Dalton aka Blackie Mullet
James Millican ... Sheriff Jeb
Greg McClure ... Emmett Dalton aka Missouri Ganz

Julie Adams ... Polly Medford (as Betty Adams)
Byron Foulger ... Amos Boling
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Judge Price
George J. Lewis ... Chief Irahu (as George Lewis)
Ray Bennett ... J. J. Gorman
Marshall Reed ... Joe - Wounded Man
Cliff Taylor ... Doctor
Cactus Mack ... Stage Driver Ed
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victor Adamson ... Townsman (uncredited)
Chuck Baldra ... Townsman (uncredited)
Al Haskell ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Hendricks ... Gang Member with Note (uncredited)
Ray Jones ... Henchman (uncredited)
Bob McElroy ... Gang Member (uncredited)
Jack Montgomery ... Gang Member (uncredited)
Lew Morphy ... Buck Rawlins (uncredited)
George Morrell ... Old Timer Townsman (uncredited)
Bill Nestell ... Townsman (uncredited)
Stanley Price ... Henchman (uncredited)
Lee Roberts ... Guthery Dalton aka Mac (uncredited)
Matty Roubert ... Gang Member (uncredited)
Wally West ... Gang Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Ford Beebe 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ford Beebe  written by

Produced by
June Carr .... associate producer
Ron Ormond .... producer
Ira Webb .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Ernest Miller (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Hugh Winn 
Art Direction by
Fred Preble 
Set Decoration by
Ted Offenbecker  (as Theodore Offenbecker)
Makeup Department
Paul Stanhope .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Austen Jewell .... assistant director (as Austin Jewell)
Sound Department
Glen Glenn .... sound
Earl Snyder .... sound
Special Effects by
Ray Mercer .... special effects
Jack Hendricks .... stunts (uncredited)
Carol Henry .... stunt double (uncredited)
Matty Roubert .... stunt double (uncredited)
Wally West .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Archie R. Dalzell .... camera operator (as Archie Dalzell)
Noble Craig .... grip (uncredited)
James Doolittle .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alfred Berke .... wardrobe
Music Department
Walter Greene .... musical director
Other crew
Moree Herring .... script supervisor
Robert L. Lippert .... presenter
Gloria Welsch .... dialogue director

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Outlaw Gang" - USA (TV title)
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58 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Approved (PCA #14016)

Did You Know?

Factual errors: Although there was an Emmett Dalton, there was no Guthrie or Blackie. Bob and Grat were the other notorious brothers. There is also no mention of another brother, Frank Dalton, who became a lawman.See more »
Sheriff Jeb:[Chuckling] Well, Judge, you heard that old saying, "Lucky at cards, unlucky in everything else.
Judge Price:Yeah, at my age a man's just lucky to be alive!
[They both laugh]
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
The 'non-de-plume' Daltons Ride Again., 6 June 2006

This "Donald Barry Production", an ego (for Barry)/marketing tagline only devised by Producer Ron Ormond, and Ormond is the ONLY credited Producer on this film, starts off with about three minutes of newspaper headlines detailing robbery, murder and general mayhem in Missouri escapades of The Dalton Gang, backed by montage stock footage scenes, interlaced with escalating reward posters for Guthrie (Lee Roberts), Blackie (Robert Lowery) and Emmett (Greg McClure) Dalton. When next seen, Emmett is "Missouri" Ganz, Blackie is Blackie Mullett and Guthrie is just plain Mac, all working for J. J. Gorman (Ray Bennett) somewhere many miles west of Missouri in Navajo country.

The real/reel story starts when U. S. Marshal Larry West (Don Barry), sent to investigate the goings-on in Navajo country, finds a wounded cowhand named Joe (Marshall Reed) on the trail, and takes him to town. The Gorman Gang (formerly the Dalton Gang), disguised as Navajo Indians, ambushed Joe thinking he was the Marshal they had been tipped off about by gang member Ray Henderson, whose role name was not 'Delivers message'. So, West asks the none-too-bright Joe to pose as West, so that he, the real West can poke around unobserved using the name of Rusty Stevens.

This ruse only lasts about three minutes before Mac (the former Guthrie Dalton), who knows West, arrives and blows the cover. The rest is punch and counter-punch before West and town Sheriff Jeb Marvin (James Millican) join forces with the beleaguered Navajos to put an end to the Dalton Gang, now known as the Gorman Gang.

Once past the meaningless prologue, this one is heads-and-shoulders above the usual Ron Ormond-June Carr offerings, mainly because Julie Adams shows real quick she wasn't destined to remain long on Poverty Row; J. Farrell MacDonald's and Byron Foulger's performances, and the excellent camera work by the under-rated Ernest Miller who, for a change of pattern on Ormond productions, was given a chance to employ many set-ups on various scenes, including lots of close-ups, even in the action scenes.

Walter Greene's music is his usual bass-thumping mess, which still makes it better than what some guy named Barber tossed in on some of the revisionist-version tapes on John Wayne's Lone Star westerns.

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