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Rimfire (1949)

 -  Western  -  25 March 1949 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Millican ...
Capt. Tom Harvey
Mary Beth Hughes ...
Polly
Reed Hadley ...
The Abilene Kid
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Editor Nathaniel Greeley
Victor Kilian ...
Sheriff Jim Jordan
Fuzzy Knight ...
Porky Hodges
Chris-Pin Martin ...
Chico
George Cleveland ...
Judge Gardner
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Lolita
Ray Bennett ...
Barney Bernard
Glenn Strange ...
Curt Calvin, Stagecoach Driver
John L. Cason ...
Blazer (as John Cason)
Jason Robards Sr. ...
Banker Elkins (as Jason Robards)
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Toad Tyler
Ben Erway ...
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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(RCA Sound System)

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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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World's longest 63-minute movie, and a contender for worst Western ever
26 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With the name B. Reeves Eason in the credits as director, one would not be out of line expecting a fast-paced and action-packed adventure. Eason was widely known and respected for the machine-gun speed of his movies. But upon watching this film, which should be retitled "Misfire," one would not be out of line suspecting that Eason directed it while under anesthesia. James Millican, a not unlikable character player, gets to play the tough guy that all the saloon girls ogle, but he has neither the looks nor the charisma to carry off this kind of Western leading role. There are plenty of fine character actors in this movie, and the plot could conceivably have been used for a tense little programmer. Instead, this one moves like frozen molasses. The actors speak at half speed, the editing is at quarter speed, and there is very little to hold one's attention. The slowness of this movie must be seen to be believed, but please....trust me. It isn't worth that effort.


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