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Fast on the Draw (1950)

Passed | | Western | 30 June 1950 (USA)
When Shamrock was young, the Cat killed his parents. Now grown, Shamrock gets appointed Marshal when he breaks up a robbery attempt by Tex and his men. Tex works for the Cat and when he and... See full summary »

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Shamrock Ellison (as Jimmy 'Shamrock' Ellison)
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Colonel
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Ann (as Betty Adams)
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Tex (as John Cason)
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Sam Ellison
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Henchman Larson (as Jimmie Martin)
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When Shamrock was young, the Cat killed his parents. Now grown, Shamrock gets appointed Marshal when he breaks up a robbery attempt by Tex and his men. Tex works for the Cat and when he and his men rob the Express Office, Shamrock takes out after them hoping to get not only the gang, but also the Cat. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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SUDDEN DEATH At Their Hips!

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Second Bananas take center stage .........
22 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this early 1950's sagebrush drama, two former Hopalong Cassidy sidekicks get a chance at starring roles. James Ellison and Russell Hayden do well in this western saga of a lawman tangling with the scalawag that gunned down his folks years before.

Especially notable is the casting of the great Fuzzy Knight in a dual role as Deacon and bad guy !! Knight often played sidekicks himself, but excels here in a more high profile part. The capable cast also includes Tom Tyler and the hard-working George Chesboro.

Even though the leads were not as well-known as other cowboy stars, this film is worth checking out. Its definitely B-level material, but fun for the western movie fan.


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