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West of the Brazos (1950)

Approved | | Western | 2 June 1950 (USA)
Returning to see his mother, Shamrock gets into a gunfight and afterwards the wounded Marshal gets him to take his badge and assume his identity. He arrives to find his mother has died, oil... See full summary »

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James Everett Parkington 'Shamrock' Ellison (as Jimmie 'Shamrock' Ellison)
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Lucky Hayden (as Russ 'Lucky' Hayden)
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The Colonel
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Judge Deacon
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Ann Greene (as Betty Adams)
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Henchman Sam
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Manuel (as George Lewis)
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Joe (as Jimmie Martin)
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Returning to see his mother, Shamrock gets into a gunfight and afterwards the wounded Marshal gets him to take his badge and assume his identity. He arrives to find his mother has died, oil has been discovered on her ranch, and a man impersonating him is about to be declared the heir. In court, not only does the fake heir win but Shamrock is arrested for impersonating an Officer. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Battlin' Back To Back... for the riches of a rangeland empire.

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Will the real Shamrock stand up
20 August 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Another Bob Steele western called Alias John Law was the inspiration for this James Ellison/Russell Hayden stock company western for Lippert. This one has Jimmy the Shamrock going to visit his old mother on the ranch. Only she's died and a notorious outlaw played by stock company member John Cason is impersonating Ellison.

It's a scrub ranch by all appearances but Jim's a budding JR Ewing because oil's been discovered there and Cason is pulling a swindle. A little out of his ordinary line of work like bank robbery or cattle rustling, but it's a good con if he can get away with it.

Some humor is gotten out of the fact that Hayden has to play hard of hearing due to the late war which left him that way because he was too close to the artillery. Still it's a subpar western when compared to the same level product that Republic was putting out.


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