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Crooked River (1950)

Approved | | Action, Romance, Western | 9 June 1950 (USA)
After Shamrock breaks up a stage robbery attempt by Kent and his men, he trails them to their hideout. Posing as an outlaw he joins them and meets their leader Lucky. But Kent and the ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
James Ellison ...
Shamrock Ellison (as Jimmie 'Shamrock' Ellison)
Russell Hayden ...
Lucky Hayden (as Russ 'Lucky' Hayden)
Raymond Hatton ...
Fuzzy Knight ...
Deacon
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Ann Hayden (as Betty Adams)
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Henchman Weston
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Deke Gentry (as George Lewis)
John L. Cason ...
Kent (as John Cason)
Stanley Price ...
Sheriff
Stephen Carr ...
Henchman Butch
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Henchman Bob
George Chesebro ...
Dad Ellison
Bud Osborne ...
Stage Driver Bud
Jimmy Martin ...
Henchman (as Jimmie Martin)
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After Shamrock breaks up a stage robbery attempt by Kent and his men, he trails them to their hideout. Posing as an outlaw he joins them and meets their leader Lucky. But Kent and the others soon quit Lucky to go with the more famous outlaw Gentry. Shamrock learns of their plans and organizes a posse to face them in a showdown. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Narrator: Southwest terriorty, 1860: The West was young and growing. Timbered with pioneers who hoped to tame this new land into a literal paradise for their cattle and farms.
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The western trio lives to save the day !
9 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jimmy "Shamrock" Ellison and Russ "Lucky" Hayden first rode to sagebrush fame as the sidekicks to Hopalong Cassidy. In this 1950 programmer, they try their hands (and guns) as western leads. Along with western veteran Ray Hatton as the Colonel, the trio investigates and works to bust up a thieving plot stealing a pile of $$$$$$$.

Co-starring in this film are Fuzzy Knight as the Deacon and the prolific George Chesboro in a strong supporting role. While the film was typically predictable, the presence of the familiar cast and some welcome pacing made this a decent B-western.

I would recommend this one primarily to fans of the Hoppy films of the 1940's. Okay film, but not very memorable .......


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