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A series of reversals bring two desperate people together. When a saloon owner is framed by his partner for a stagecoach robbery, he fights to secure an acquittal.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Prescott
Adele Mara ...
Beth Martin
Estelita Rodriguez ...
Maria Sanchez
Lincoln 'Linc' Corey
Peter Miles ...
Tommy Martin
Charles Kemper ...
Sheriff Willy Clair
Bill Williams ...
Bob Martin
John Norris
Francis McDonald ...
County Recorder Joe Kane
Eddy Waller ...
Charles Stevens ...
John Compton ...
Al Bridge ...
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A series of reversals bring two desperate people together. When a saloon owner is framed by his partner for a stagecoach robbery, he fights to secure an acquittal.

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15 December 1950 (USA)  »

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In der Hölle von Missouri  »

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Mike Prescott: There's a thousand unpleasant things about running a dump like this, but there's one pleasant thing. I can keep out anybody I want to. That's a description of you. Now find somewhere else to pretend you're a big, bad gunfighter with a gun slung down low.
Bob Martin: Why you...
[Bob tries to draw his pistol, but Mike takes it away from him]
Mike Prescott: Keep on chasin' drunken cowboys or slow movin' miners, 'cause you're just not very fast. Now get going before I have one of the smaller waiters throw you out.
Bob Martin: I'll kill ...
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Forrest Tucker and Jim Davis are unlikely partners in California Passage
23 June 2012 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

In reviewing another of a member of the original "Dallas" cast's previous movie and/or TV appearances in chronological order, I once again watched another of Jim Davis' Republic movies from 1950. In this one, he reteams with Forrest Tucker from Hellfire and Brimstone and director Joseph Kane from the latter and The Savage Horde. He's been both a good guy and a bad guy and here, well, I'll just leave it to you to find out which he is if you ever get the chance to watch on Netflix Streaming which is where I found this but I'll say that as a partner of Tucker in a gambling joint, he doesn't get much trust from him. Written by James Edward Grant who would frequently also create many John Wayne vehicles, this is a fine western rich in both characterization and action. So on that note, I'll just say I highly recommend California Passage. P.S. When Davis' character meets the leading lady Adele Mara, he initially mistakingly addresses her as a Miss Wentworth before she corrects him by saying her name is Beth Martin. That made me chuckle a little since I knew that on "Dallas", there was a character named Rebecca Wentworth who was Pam and Cliff Barnes' mother.

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