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Ron Ormond (story) and
Maurice Tombragel (story)
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Release Date:
30 June 1950 (USA) See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
James Ellison ... Shamrock Ellison (as Jimmy 'Shamrock' Ellison)

Russell Hayden ... Lucky Hayden (as Russ 'Lucky' Hayden)
Raymond Hatton ... Colonel
Fuzzy Knight ... Deacon

Julie Adams ... Ann (as Betty Adams)

Tom Tyler ... Outlaw Leader

George J. Lewis ... Henchman Pedro (as George Lewis)
John L. Cason ... Tex (as John Cason)
Stanley Price ... Carter
Stephen Carr ... Posse Member Zeke

Dennis Moore ... Henchman Dick
George Chesebro ... Sam Ellison
Bud Osborne ... Stage Driver
Jimmy Martin ... Henchman Larson (as Jimmie Martin)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roy Butler ... First Bartender (uncredited)

Yakima Canutt ... Rodeo Performer (archive footage) (uncredited)
Helen Gibson ... Ma Ellison (uncredited)
Bud Hooker ... Henchman Pat (uncredited)

I. Stanford Jolley ... Second Bartender (uncredited)
Ray Jones ... Barfly (uncredited)
Eugene Lay ... Shamrock as a Boy (uncredited)
Scoop Martin ... Henchman (uncredited)
Carl Mathews ... Henchman (uncredited)
Fraser McMinn ... Townsman (uncredited)
Joe Phillips ... Henchman (uncredited)
George Plues ... Stage Driver (archive footage) (uncredited)
George Sowards ... Barfly (uncredited)
Cliff Taylor ... Doctor (uncredited)
James Van Horn ... Henchman (uncredited)
Judith Webster ... Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)

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

Richard Martinsen  original story (uncredited)

Produced by
Ron Ormond .... producer
Ira Webb .... associate producer
Original Music by
Walter Greene (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Ernest Miller 
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
Bud Hooker .... stunts (uncredited)
Whitey Hughes .... stunts (uncredited)
Carl Mathews .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Archie R. Dalzell .... camera operator (as Archie Dalzell)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bert Henrikson .... wardrobe
Music Department
Walter Greene .... musical director
Other crew
Moree Herring .... script supervisor
Murray Lerner .... associate executive
Robert L. Lippert .... presenter
Gloria Welsch .... dialogue director

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sudden Death" - USA (TV title)
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55 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Germany:12 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #14325)

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Movie Connections:
Remake of Branded a Coward (1935)See more »


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Second Bananas take center stage ........., 22 June 2006
Author: revdrcac from United States

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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