The Sheriff of Medicine Bow (1948)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, Western  |  3 October 1948 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 15 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Banty Prentiss returns to Medicine Bow after his parole on the recommendation of his friend Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown, who had arrested him for bank thefts. Outlaws, led by Buckeye, fail in... See full summary »



(original screenplay)
0Check in

Top 25 Trivia Items From the Last 25 Years

Here are some amazing facts and figures to deepen your appreciation of the movies you love.

See the full list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 741 titles
created 16 Mar 2014
list image
a list of 2271 titles
created 26 Aug 2014

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Sheriff of Medicine Bow (1948)

The Sheriff of Medicine Bow (1948) on IMDb 5.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Sheriff of Medicine Bow.


Cast overview:
Raymond Hatton ...
Max Terhune ...
Evelyn Finley ...
Nan Prentiss
Bill Kennedy ...
Barry Stuart
Henchman Buckeye (as George Lewis)
Frank LaRue ...
Jim Carson (as Frank La Rue)
Peter Perkins ...
Henchman Pardo
Carol Henry ...
Bob Woodward ...
Henchman Duke


Banty Prentiss returns to Medicine Bow after his parole on the recommendation of his friend Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown, who had arrested him for bank thefts. Outlaws, led by Buckeye, fail in an attempt to ambush Johnny and Banty. Nan Prentiss, Banty's daughter, dislikes Johnny for having imprisoned her father. She eludes Buckeye's men and arrives in town in time to pay taxes on her ranch, which banker Harry Stuart wants. When Banty and handyman Alibi Terhune find quartz on the ranch, assayer Jim Carson claims it is fool's gold. However, one of Johnny's deputies gets another report from the town of Baxter Forks, which proves the gold is real. Stuart has Buckeye hold up the bank, while Banty is there, so the latter can be blamed but Nan rescues her dad from jail. Johnny foils an attempt to kill Banty, and henchman Pardo kills Buckeye as he is about the reveal the name of the gang leader. Johnny and Banty are captured and jailed by Pardo, who has made himself the sheriff. Stuart tells Nan... Written by Les Adams <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

ranch | sheriff | taxes | jail | henchman | See All (46) »


GOLD HUNGRY KILLERS STRIKE IN GIANT LAND SWINDLE! Johnny blasts out of gun-buck the gang that framed him! See more »


Approved | See all certifications »




Release Date:

3 October 1948 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Fool's gold on the prairie ........
27 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this 1948 cowboy classic, Lawman Johnny Mack Brown works hard to help a reformed ex-convict, played by the great western sidekick Ray Hatton. A scam involving false claims of fool's gold leads to action, suspense and a fair amount of western gun play ! Brown saves the day and sets things right in this enjoyable film.

The plot, casting and writing on this oater were a notch above other programmers of this prolific era. Brown was very believable as a western hero,aided very ably here by Hatton. I especially enjoyed the clever western banter by these two western favorites.

This film was fun from beginning to end, and is a very worthy addition to any westerns fans movie collection. Enjoy !!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Sheriff of Medicine Bow (1948) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: