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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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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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15 August 1950 (USA)  »

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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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Republic Goes Noir
14 May 2007 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Too bad budget-cutting Republic pictures spent all their money on the script and cast of this surprising little sleeper. It left them none for badly needed location shots, or failing that, at least to improve on some of the poorly done process shots. Note the number of times the horsemen stand statically in front of a backscreen projection instead of riding across a natural scene These cost-cutters count here, because otherwise this is an unnoticed little gem not usually expected from the likes of Saturday-matinée Republic. The script is excellent with a number of surprises, and holds interest throughout. The main cast (Elliot, Brennan, Windsor), along with supporting players (Morgan, Williams, Ching) are as good as could be expected from the major studios. Only Nacho Galindo's buffoonish comic-relief suggests Republic's usual fare. Actually, this is a noir Western produced at a time when film noir dominated many urban crime dramas. The atmosphere here, especially the stormy opening scene, reminds me of the fine Bob Mitchum Western, Blood on the Moon, which also made good use of brooding night-time sets. Then too, Elliot's revenge-obsessed "bad good-guy" strikingly anticipates Randolph Scott"s running character in Budd Boetticher's cult Westerns of the late 1950's. Anyway, this is a surprisingly good little drama, despite the shortcomings.


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