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Sheriff of Wichita (1949)

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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Sheriff Rocky Lane (as Allan 'Rocky' Lane)
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Raymond D'Arcy
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Howard Thornton (as Eugene Roth)
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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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Intrépido Xerife  »

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An off-beat script centering on characterization puts this near the top of the "Rocky" Lane westerns.
24 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

A mystery element makes this one of the best of the 38 tightly-written little "Rocky" Lane B-westerns produced by Republic Pictures between 1947 and 1953. As the title lawman, Lane pursues an ex-cavalry officer (Clayton Moore, about to become TV's "Lone Ranger") who escaped from prison to an abandoned fort. The officer, convicted of helping to steal a $25,000 payroll, is trying to prove his innocence by finding his still-missing superior from whom he has gotten a cryptic letter. Similar letters bring other survivors from the ambushed patrol to the fort, as well as an outlaw gang (led by Roy Barcroft in one of his meatiest bad-guy roles) intent on finding the missing loot for themselves. Lane must not only discover who was actually behind that long-ago robbery and what happened to the missing major and the money, but also figure out how he and the small band trapped in the fort by the outlaws can escape.


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