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Royal K. Cole (written by) &
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31 August 1949 (USA) See more »
The James Brothers go undercover to help a former member of their gang, who is now running a respectable... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Keith Richards ... Jesse James

Robert Bice ... Frank James

Noel Neill ... Peg Royer

Roy Barcroft ... Ace Marlin

Patricia Knox ... Belle Calhoun

Lane Bradford ... Monk Tucker
Gene Roth ... Marshal Rand [Chs. 10-12] (as Eugene Roth)

John Hamilton ... Lon Royer [Ch.1]

Edmund Cobb ... The Sheriff [Chs. 6-8]

Hank Patterson ... Duffy [Ch. 4] / Duffy [11]
Dale Van Sickel ... Harry Sharkey / Henry Simpson (Chapters 3-4)

Tom Steele ... Slim, Lanky Royer Employee [Ch.1] / Drake, Lanky Henchman Guarding Simpson [Ch.4] / Henchman Guarding Wagon [Ch.11]

Lee Roberts ... 'Brandy' Jones [Chs. 6-7]
Frank O'Connor ... Rimrock Citizen

Marshall Reed ... Dutch
Wade Ray ... Deputy (Ch. 2)
Nolan Leary ... 'Pop' Keever [Chs. 2-3]
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ralph Bucko ... Townsman (uncredited)
Roy Bucko ... Townsman (uncredited)
Tommy Coats ... Knox / Townsman 3 (uncredited)

John Crawford ... Mr. Carson (uncredited)
Art Dillard ... Blears / Townsman 1 (uncredited)
Al Ferguson ... Henchman (uncredited)
Duke Green ... Brad / Cowl (uncredited)
Helen Griffith ... Rimrock Townswoman (uncredited)

Herman Hack ... Townsman (uncredited)
Chick Hannan ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ted Hubert ... Ed Thorne (uncredited)

Bert LeBaron ... Price (uncredited)
Cactus Mack ... Henchman (uncredited)
Ray Morgan ... Driver (uncredited)
Post Park ... Waggoner / Farrow / Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)
Joe Phillips ... Jackson (uncredited)
Jim Rinehart ... Davis (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... Townsman (uncredited)
Frosty Royce ... Townsman (uncredited)

Rocky Shahan ... Townsman (uncredited)

David Sharpe ... Bailey (uncredited)
Duke Taylor ... Flint / Pete (uncredited)
Ken Terrell ... Stark / Trent (uncredited)

Robert J. Wilke ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe ... Townsman (uncredited)

Directed by
Fred C. Brannon 
Writing credits
Royal K. Cole (written by) (as Royal Cole) &
William Lively (written by) &
Sol Shor (written by)

Produced by
Franklin Adreon .... associate producer
Original Music by
Stanley Wilson 
Cinematography by
Ellis W. Carter (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Cliff Bell Sr.  (as Cliff Bell)
Sam Starr 
Art Direction by
Fred A. Ritter 
Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. 
James Redd 
Makeup Department
Bob Mark .... makeup supervisor
Peggy Gray .... hair styles supervisor (uncredited)
Production Management
Roy Wade .... unit manager
Sound Department
Earl Crain Sr. .... sound
Mandine Rogne .... sound effects (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Howard Lydecker .... special effects
Theodore Lydecker .... special effects
Tommy Coats .... stunts (uncredited)
Duke Green .... stunts (uncredited)
Bert LeBaron .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
Post Park .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunts (uncredited)
Rocky Shahan .... stunts (uncredited)
David Sharpe .... stunt double (uncredited)
Tom Steele .... stunt double (uncredited)
Duke Taylor .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Terrell .... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel .... stunt double (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Yrigoyen .... stunts (archive footage) (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bud Thackery .... process photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Adele Palmer .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Music Department
R. Dale Butts .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Anthony Collins .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Joseph Dubin .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Mort Glickman .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ernest Gold .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Perkins .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Walter Scharf .... composer: stock music (uncredited)

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167 min (12 episodes)
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Chapter Titles: 1. Frontier Revenge 2. Racing Peril 3. Danger Road 4. Murder at Midnight 5. Road to Oblivion 6. Missouri Manhunt 7. Hangman's Noose 8. Coffin on Wheels 9. Dead Man's Return 10.Galloping Gunslingers 11.The Haunting Past 12.Fugitive's CodeSee more »


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6 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Serial Review, 28 May 2007
Author: tomwal from United States

At the time of this serials release,Republic was using new screen plays,incorporated with stock footage from their other serials. This serial is one of the better products as serials were now in decline. Keith Richards and Robert Bice are adequate in the lead roles. Noel Neil,is good as the helpless leading lady,and as in many of Republic's serials and features, Roy Barcroft steals the show as the master heavy. Half the fun is recalling the serials that the stock footage,usually the cliffhangers,were taken from. Unlike some serials made by other studios using the same technique,Republic kept a degree of quality throughout their last serial release,KING OF THE CARNIVAL.This serial is not the best by any standard, but worth viewing all the same.

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