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Sheriff of Wichita (1949)

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It has been almost five years since the outlaws have stolen the army payroll from Lt. Raymond D'Arcy. While claiming that he gave the money to Major Bishop, neither the money or Bishop have... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Allan Lane ...
Sheriff 'Rocky' Lane (as Allan 'Rocky' Lane)
Black Jack ...
Black Jack
Eddy Waller ...
Nugget Clark
Roy Barcroft ...
Sam Stark
Lyn Wilde ...
Nancy Bishop
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Raymond D'Arcy
Gene Roth ...
Howard Thornton (as Eugene Roth)
Trevor Bardette ...
Captain Ira Flanders
House Peters Jr. ...
Deputy Jack Thorpe
Earle Hodgins ...
Jess Jenkins
Edmund Cobb ...
U.S. Marshal James
John Hamilton ...
Prison Warden
Steve Raines ...
Henchman Will
Jack O'Shea ...
Henchman Joe
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It has been almost five years since the outlaws have stolen the army payroll from Lt. Raymond D'Arcy. While claiming that he gave the money to Major Bishop, neither the money or Bishop have ever been found and Raymond was convicted of the theft. Now he is at the abandoned fort, an escaped convict with a letter, looking to find the truth about the robbery. Members of his old command are also there and Rocky shows up to return Raymond to prison. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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FAST SHOOTIN' SHERIFF!...He tried a desperate scheme to round up the West's most dangerous outlaws! See more »


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22 January 1949 (USA)  »

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Treasure Hunt
20 August 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Rocky Lane plays the title role in Sheriff Of Wichita and in this film the sheriff has an assignment to get an escaped prisoner back in custody. The prisoner is Clayton Moore who was an army lieutenant accused of a payroll robbery in which the commanding officer disappeared. The assumption was that the two planned to rob the army payroll and the commanding officer doublecrossed Moore and disappeared with the loot.

Of course Lane catches up with Moore, but Moore tells an interesting tale about receiving a letter from that presumed dead officer to meet him at a deserted army fort. Several other people get those same letters and they all meet up at the fort. Among those also being Roy Barcroft, a notorious outlaw one of whose gang was on the original patrol that was robbed. He dies and Barcroft deals himself into the treasure hunt,

This was one of Allan Lane's best features for Republic. It's a western with distinct noir and mystery elements in it and highly recommended.


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