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Shadrach Jones, ex-Texas State Policeman, has a ruthless determination to find and kill the man who shot his brother in the back and stole the money with which he was to buy a ranch for he ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Bill Elliott ...
Shadrach Jones (as William Elliott)
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Cap MacKellar
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Adelaide
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Rod Main (as Henry Morgan)
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Chokecherry
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Cochran
William Ching ...
Mike Shattay
Nacho Galindo ...
Gonzales
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Big Mart
Henry Rowland ...
Dutch
Charles Stevens ...
Indian Joe
Victor Kilian ...
Hemp
Yakima Canutt ...
Davis
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Pickney
William Steele ...
Terry
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Shadrach Jones, ex-Texas State Policeman, has a ruthless determination to find and kill the man who shot his brother in the back and stole the money with which he was to buy a ranch for he and Shadrach. At the saloon-hotel ran by Adelaide, Shadrach is convinced that one of the cowhands on a cattle drive by Captain McKellar to Montana is the killer, and he takes the trail-herd boss job to identify the man. McKellar preaches to Jones that he should forget revenge and let the law of retribution take care of the killer. Shadrach's hard driving of the men and his hunt for the killer makes him bitterly hated, and his retribution quest ends in a manner he has not anticipated. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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"If Any Man 's Missing at Daybreak, I'll Take It As a Confession of MURDER!" See more »

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Mystery | Western

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15 August 1950 (USA)  »

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Sleep All Winter  »

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The entire Arizona to Montana cattle drive was filmed entirely on the Republic back lot using process photography rear projection involving stock footage and newly photographed second unit background scenes. See more »

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Eloquent and forceful
3 August 2010 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Like many of Republic's B Westerns of this period, this was shot on sound stages with back-projection and process-work standing in for the big blue yonder once so much a part of the western.

Nonetheless, like 'Hellfire' (1949), also scripted by the McGowans, this was a fitting end to Elliott's long stay with Republic. The interesting script has Elliott on the trail of the murderer of his brother and joining a wagon train knowing that one of the men is the guilty one. In an attempt to find out which one, he pushes men and cattle beyond their natural endurance. Brennan, cast against type as the quiet and friendly man who is finally gored to death, is the guilty one and Windsor is the saloon keeper who buys an interest in the herd and travels with it.

The direction is as eloquent as the screenplay and elliott plays his forceful role to the hilt.

Phil Hardy


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