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Ron Ormond (original screenplay) and
Maurice Tombragel (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
9 June 1950 (USA) See more »
LEAD-LASHED VIOLENCE RULES THE RANGE! (original ad - all caps) See more »
After Shamrock breaks up a stage robbery attempt by Kent and his men, he trails them to their hideout... See more » | Add synopsis »
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James Ellison ... Shamrock Ellison (as Jimmie 'Shamrock' Ellison)

Russell Hayden ... Lucky Hayden (as Russ 'Lucky' Hayden)

Raymond Hatton ... Colonel

Fuzzy Knight ... Deacon

Julie Adams ... Ann Hayden (as Betty Adams)

Tom Tyler ... Henchman Weston

George J. Lewis ... Deke Gentry (as George Lewis)

John L. Cason ... Kent (as John Cason)

Stanley Price ... Sheriff
Stephen Carr ... Henchman Butch

Dennis Moore ... Henchman Bob
George Chesebro ... Dad Ellison

Bud Osborne ... Stage Driver Bud
Jimmy Martin ... Henchman (as Jimmie Martin)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Helen Gibson ... Mrs. Ellison (uncredited)
Scoop Martin ... Rancher (uncredited)
Carl Mathews ... Cherokee (uncredited)
Joe Phillips ... Rancher (uncredited)

George Sowards ... Rancher (uncredited)

Bob Steele ... Shamrock (uncredited) (archive footage)
Cliff Taylor ... Doctor (uncredited)

Directed by
Thomas Carr 
Writing credits
Ron Ormond (original screenplay) and
Maurice Tombragel (original screenplay)

Produced by
Ron Ormond .... producer
Ira Webb .... associate producer
Original Music by
Walter Greene (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Ernest Miller (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Hugh Winn 
Art Direction by
Fred Preble 
Set Decoration by
Ted Offenbecker  (as Theodore Offenbecker)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
F.O. Collings .... assistant director
Sound Department
Harry Eckles .... sound engineer
Glen Glenn .... sound engineer
Special Effects by
Ray Mercer .... special effects
Carl Mathews .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Archie R. Dalzell .... camera operator (as Archie Dalzell)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bert Henrikson .... wardrobe (as Bert Hendrickson)
Music Department
Walter Greene .... musical director
Other crew
Moree Herring .... script supervisor
Murray Lerner .... associate executive
Gloria Welsch .... dialogue

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Also Known As:
"The Last Bullet" - USA (TV title)
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56 min | West Germany:85 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | West Germany:16 (nf)

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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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Follows Hostile Country (1950)See more »


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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The western trio lives to save the day !, 9 September 2006
Author: revdrcac from United States

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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