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2 June 1950 (USA) See more »
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B-western sidekicks take the lead ! See more (2 total) »


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James Ellison ... James Everett Parkington 'Shamrock' Ellison (as Jimmie 'Shamrock' Ellison)

Russell Hayden ... Lucky Hayden (as Russ 'Lucky' Hayden)

Raymond Hatton ... The Colonel

Fuzzy Knight ... Judge Deacon

Julie Adams ... Ann Greene (as Betty Adams)

Tom Tyler ... Henchman Sam

George J. Lewis ... Manuel (as George Lewis)

John L. Cason ... The Cyclone Kid (as John Cason)

Stanley Price ... Marshal Charlie Blythe
Stephen Carr ... Henchman Rusty

Dennis Moore ... Henchman Ricco
George Chesebro ... Deputy

Bud Osborne ... Stage Driver
Jimmy Martin ... Joe (as Jimmie Martin)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ralph Bucko ... Townsman (uncredited)
Gene Roth ... Wagner (uncredited)

George Sowards ... Townsman (uncredited)
Cliff Taylor ... Doctor (uncredited)
James Van Horn ... Townsman (uncredited)
Judy Webster ... Miss Gibson (uncredited)

Directed by
Thomas Carr 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert N. Bradbury  screenplay (uncredited)
Ron Ormond 
Forbes Parkhill  story (uncredited)
Maurice Tombragel 

Produced by
Murray Lerner .... associate executive
Ron Ormond .... producer
Ira Webb .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Ernest Miller 
Film Editing by
Hugh Winn 
Art Direction by
Fred Preble 
Set Decoration by
Ted Offenbecker  (as Theodore Offenbecker)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
F.O. Collings .... assistant director
Sound Department
Harry Eckles .... sound engineer
Glen Glenn .... sound engineer
Special Effects by
Ray Mercer .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Archie R. Dalzell .... camera operator (as Archie Dalzell)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bert Henrikson .... wardrobe
Music Department
Walter Greene .... musical director
Other crew
Moree Herring .... script supervisor
Murray Lerner .... associate executive
Gloria Welsch .... dialogue director

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
58 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Approved (PCA #14324)

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Movie Connections:
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
B-western sidekicks take the lead !, 28 April 2008
Author: ca-corbett from United States

This is a fun, engaging western film from the heyday of the western programmer. Former Hopalong Cassidy sidekicks James Ellison and Russell Hayden star in this sagebrush tale of switched identities. Along the way court battles and gun play plague the stalwart heroes.

Ellison and Hayden are fine in the lead roles, although they always seemed more at ease in supporting roles. Raymond Hatton, the prolific cowboy character actor, is outstanding in a fun supporting performance. Hatton was equally capable of both drama and comedy, a rare trait in most western sidekicks.

These sort of films were designed to fill the bill at the Saturday matinées of the era. As such, this one was fun but not very innovative.

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