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Streets of Ghost Town (1950)

Approved | | Western | 3 August 1950 (USA)
Steve, Smiley, and the Sheriff come to a ghost town looking for missing gold. In flashback, Steve tells the story of Bill Donner who doublecrossed his partners to get the gold. Donner, now ... See full summary »

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Steve, Smiley, and the Sheriff come to a ghost town looking for missing gold. In flashback, Steve tells the story of Bill Donner who doublecrossed his partners to get the gold. Donner, now blind and in jail, refuses to tell where the gold is hidden. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Starrett's Six-Guns Scatter Spooks... while Smiley's songs spread fun!

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The name of the ghost town, "Shadeville", is an inside joke. "Shade" is an old British term for a ghost and "ville" is another name for town. See more »

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Reusing old westerns
4 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found it interesting that this film was not original, but used stock footage from previous westerns: "Gunning For Vengeance" and "Landrush." I always suspected that a lot of the shooting and chasing in westerns appeared the same, but I never realized that they actually used the same film. Roger Corman would be proud.

I also found it interesting in this particular western the use of the protection racket by the outlaws. Agasin, something I had never seen previously. Using stampeding horses or cows to intimidate and collect protection money. Cowboy Mafia? The cowboys here, including the Durtango Kid, really need to take some shooting lessons. Bullets were flying all over the place and no one got shot./ The only time anyone did get shot was at point blank range from 3-4 feet. Interesting.


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