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The Vanishing Outpost (1951)

Approved  |   |  Action, Comedy, Western  |  1 November 1951 (USA)
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This series of Lash La Rue "Western Adventure Productions", financed by Southern theatre-owners J. Francis White and Joy Houck, was put together by the husband-wife combo of Ron Ormond and ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Lash La Rue ...
U. S. Marshal Lash LaRue
Fuzzy Q. Jones (as 'Fuzzy' St. John)
Archie Twitchell ...
Sue Hussey ...
Sue (Waitress)
Sharon Hall ...
Nancy Walker
Clarke Stevens ...
Denton, Pinkerton Agent
Riley Hill ...
Walker, Pinkerton Agent
Cliff Taylor ...
1st Bartender
Ted Adams ...
Matt, Phony Pinkerton Agent
Ray Broome ...
Matt's Assistant
Bud Osborne ...
Henchman Rufe
Lee Morgan ...
Lou (Outlaw Gang Leader)
Ned Roberts
Ray Jones ...
Curtice Rutledge


This series of Lash La Rue "Western Adventure Productions", financed by Southern theatre-owners J. Francis White and Joy Houck, was put together by the husband-wife combo of Ron Ormond and June Carr with much use of stock footage from the Lash LaRue series they had made for Screen Guild distribution a few years earlier(hence the frequent references and use of the town name Rhyolite), and is primarily a confused mish-mash of new footage incorporated with footage from other La Rue films, to the extent that they even cannibalized footage from Western Adventure films before they were through. This one features a prolonged saloon encounter between Fuzzy and a saloon tough, The Bad Hombre(Archie Twitchell), who is picking on a quiet character, Walker (Riley Hill), before Lash comes to the rescue. Walker is an undercover Pinkerton Agent and gets Lash and Fuzzy involved in cleaning up the Taggert (stock footage)/Jackson (new footage) gang, and employs an element(new footage) of the gang using... Written by Les Adams <>

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Action | Comedy | Western


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1 November 1951 (USA)  »

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Mit Peitsche und Pistole  »

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More than half of the film consists of scenes cuts from Son of Billy the Kid (1949), Son of a Badman (1949), Outlaw Country (1949) and Mark of the Lash (1948). See more »


When Marshal Lash LaRue slugs a saloon thug (played by Archie Twitchell) in a opening barroom scene, the bad guy's hat falls off. But when we see him reeling from the punch against the wall, the hat has reappeared on his head. See more »


Features Son of a Badman (1949) See more »

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A jigsaw puzzle of Lash films in one.
13 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lash LaRue, the black-clad King of the Western Bull-whip appears in this film compiled from a series of edited earlier films, with some new footage thrown in as an afterthought ! LaRue, with the aid of comical second banana Fuzzy St. John, cleans up a corrupt group of dastardly scalawags.

By this time in his career, LaRue's films had fallen victim to abysmally low budgets and stale, recycled plots. This film is one of his worst, of interest to fans and movie historians only.

The original, 1940's versions compiled here are superior and viewers should beware of this hodge-podge of earlier shoot-em ups.

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