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Western Pacific Agent (1950)

Detectives for the Western Pacific Railroad investigate several murders, including one of a railroad payroll agent.

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Rod Kendall
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Martha Stuart
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Morris Carnovsky ...
Joe Wicken
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Bill Stuart
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Keystone
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Sheriff
Ted Jacques ...
Omaha Red
Anthony Jochim ...
Pop
Lee Phelps ...
Chief of Police
Carla Martin ...
Blonde Hobo
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Brunette Hobo
Gloria Grey ...
Train Guide (as Gloria Gray)
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Detectives for the Western Pacific Railroad investigate several murders, including one of a railroad payroll agent.

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STOP . . . killer on a rampage! LOOK . . . violence rides the rails! LISTEN . . . guns blast the night!

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Crime | Drama

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10 April 1950 (USA)  »

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Jack der Killer  »

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Ahhhh!!!! Not Sid Melton!!!
27 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

Lippert Productions made some very low-budget film noir style films. They are generally enjoyable (there are exceptions) but one inexplicable thing detracts from many of them. Burlesque (and grade-z) comic Sid Melton is in most of the films--for absolutely no apparent reason. His had comedy works horribly with this sort of gritty film and you wonder if he was Lippert's son or something! Now I liked Melton on "Green Acres"--here his hokey humor was fine, as the show was a comedy! Here, he only serves to frustrate viewers like me who love noir. Why would they want a kooky eye witness?!?! Apart from Sid, the rest of the movie ain't bad for a B. It tells the story of a nice sociopath who returns to his home town--only to go on a killing and maiming spree. It's a nice portrait of a man without a conscience and they did a pretty good job of telling the story, but it also seems more like a TV episode in quality--especially since every time a stunt was needed, they cut away from the picture!!! Cheap! But otherwise, not bad--and I agree with the reviewer who called this 'film noir lite'--kind of like noir, but a cheap stripped down version.


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