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2 June 1950 (USA) See more »
Battlin' Back To Back... for the riches of a rangeland empire.
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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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:
Gene Roth ... Wagner (uncredited)
Cliff Taylor ... Doctor (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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Also Known As:
58 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Approved (PCA #14324)

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Movie Connections:
Remake of Alias John Law (1935)See more »


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Will the real Shamrock stand up, 20 August 2013
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

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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