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Tough Assignment (1949)

In order to investigate a modern-day cattle rustling operation, a newspaper reporter and his girlfriend infiltrate the gang.

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Dan Reilly (as Don Barry)
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Al Foster
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Don Reilly, a Los Angeles newspaper reporter in 1949, recently married to Margie, a photographer employed by the same newspaper, stumbles upon the fact that gangsters are forcing butcher shops to sell their unlicensed beef, and he persuades his managing editor to allow him to follow up on the story. His bride goes with him on an investigation that leads him to the ranch hideout of the gang, who are rustling cattle using fast, refrigeration trucks. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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An Action-Packed Expose of Cattle Rustling Today


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15 November 1949 (USA)  »

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One of a handful of films shot with "The new Garutso lens for 3-Dimensional effect". The lens in question was hardly "new", having been developed and used in films since the '30's, but it made great ballyhoo. The lens is an extreme wide angle device that could be used with a large assortment of diopter filters, hence making everything seem, from foreground to background, in perfect focus. See more »

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Newspaper reporter infiltrates a gang of modern-day cattle rustlers
9 October 1998 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

A nifty little-budget modern western. Barry and girl friend infiltrate a gang of cattle rustlers, using trucks instead of horses. Melton is good as comic relief. Made when Barry was trying to make the transition from western star to dramatics.


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