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Vigilante Hideout (1950)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  6 August 1950 (USA)
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Rocky, a Range Detective, arrives to help Nugget with rustlers. When he learns Nugget owns only three cows, he stays on anyway and soon becomes involved in Benson's attempt to blow open the... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Rocky Lane (as Allan 'Rocky' Lane)
Black Jack ...
Muley Price
Virginia Herrick ...
Marigae Sanders
Cliff Clark ...
Howard Sanders
Don Haggerty ...
Jim Benson
Paul Campbell ...
Ralph Barrows
Art Dillard ...
Henchman Pete


Rocky, a Range Detective, arrives to help Nugget with rustlers. When he learns Nugget owns only three cows, he stays on anyway and soon becomes involved in Benson's attempt to blow open the banks's safe. When Rocky upsets his plans, Benson supposedly gets rid of him by having him declared an outlaw wanted dead or alive. Then Benson takes a load of explosives into an old mine located directly under the bank vault. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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DOUBLE-BARRELED JUSTICE catches up with a cold-blooded killer when "Rocky" takes up the chase!








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6 August 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vigilante Justiceiro  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Silver City Bonanza (1951) See more »

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Nugget Clark's Invention Emporium
14 December 2007 | by (Flushing, NY) – See all my reviews

Range detective Rocky Lane arrives in town to help Nugget Clark's rustling problem, even though Nugget has only 3 cows. Rocky also learns the other real problem in town is the lack of a water supply, which Nugget is trying to tap using dynamite to test for vibrations where water might be. The town also has raised $20,000 for a fund to build an aqueduct which is stored in the bank vault. This gives Benson, express operator, an idea to use an abandoned mine that leads directly under the bank and Nugget's dynamite to blow a hole underneath so the crooks can make off with the funds. Rocky tries to piece together the rustling of Nugget's cattle, the actions of Muley Price and his gang, as well as the charges that he is responsible for the recent troubles and robberies in town. This western did have original ideas but they weren't fleshed out as well as they could have been, especially not getting into the crux of the story til the halfway mark and with characters whose purpose doesn't carry that far into the story. Perennial Rocky Lane villain Roy Barcroft seems to disappear halfway through the film and the idea of the heroine's father being a former crook wasn't utilized very well. The highlight of the film is really the things Nugget invents (just for the sake of saying he was able to invent them) such as a perpetual motion machine, a voice recorder, horseless carriage, plus many more but thinking they will never have any practical purpose. Rating, based on B westerns, 6.

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