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Rimfire (1949)

Approved | | Western | 25 March 1949 (USA)
An undercover army officer investigating the theft of army gold shipments takes a job as deputy in a small town that's being terrorized by what they believe is the ghost of a gambler who ... See full summary »

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The Abilene Kid
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Nathaniel Greeley
Victor Kilian ...
Sheriff Jim Jordan
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Porky Hodges
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Chico (as Chris Pin Martin)
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Judge Gardner
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Lolita
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Barney Bernard
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Curt Calvin (as Glen Strange)
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Blazer (as John Cason)
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Elkins - Banker (as Jason Robards)
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Toad Tyler (as Stanford Jolley)
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Deputy Sheriff Harry Wilson
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An undercover army officer investigating the theft of army gold shipments takes a job as deputy in a small town that's being terrorized by what they believe is the ghost of a gambler who was wrongly convicted and hanged for those robberies. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Every Man's Back Was A Target For His VENGEANCE!

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25 March 1949 (USA)  »

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Der Geisterschütze  »

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1.37 : 1
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The last feature film directed by veteran action specialist B. Reeves Eason. He did some second-unit work on features after this and some television directing, but this was the last feature he directed. See more »

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An odd little western.
14 November 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Rimfire" is an odd western for several reasons. First, the film really has no stars in it--just lots and lots of B and C-list supporting actors. Second, the plot itself is rather diffuse and meandering. This doesn't necessarily mean it's a bad film--just not exactly typical.

The film starts with an aborted stage coach robbery and it sure looks as if the film is about an evil boss-man in town whose lackeys are committing the robberies. Well, it ISN'T about this--though the first portion of the film is. The Abilene Kid is a gambler who is accused of using marked cards. In a VERY unlawful sort of hearing, the guy is railroaded and hung. Then the weird stuff begins--those responsible for the handing out this injustice are killed off one after another--with a playing card left with their corpses. You'd think the film is about some sort of ghost--but it turns out not to be. Then, out of the blue, a shipment of stolen United States gold is discovered around the same time the killer is discovered--leading the viewer to wonder exactly what was the film about, anyway?! The bottom line is that this is not even a B-western--it's more of a C-western with poor writing and an odd assortment of minor actors. Not terrible...but also not very good.


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