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Marshal of Cedar Rock (1953)

Passed | | Western | 1 February 1953 (USA)
Rocky Lane takes on Henry Mason, a crooked railroad agent, who is swindling local landowners out of their property.

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Marshal Rocky Lane (as Allan 'Rocky' Lane)
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Banker Mason is after the ranchers land so he can resell it to the railroad for a profit. He has the railroad agent killed and replaces him with his stooge who then offers even less than Mason. But Rocky eventually suspects Mason and when Bill Anderson informs him the agent is a fake, they head out after Mason Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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This was Republic production #1879. The film's budget (estimated cost) was $54,991 and the negative cost (cost of production) was $55,121. See more »

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Here Comes the Railroad
22 January 2005 | by (Flushing, NY) – See all my reviews

Marshall Rocky Lane allows Bill Anderson to escape from prison hoping that he can lead Lane to the outlaw gang that Anderson was mixed up with went sent to prison, but Lane discovers that Anderson was framed for the bank robbery by the banker Henry Mason who now plans to force all of the cattlemen and ranchers to sell him their spreads (through his real estate syndicate) so that the railroad will pay him top dollar for the land rather than the owners. Mason substitutes one of his men for the railroad agent Harper (after his men have disposed of the real Harper), but Mason discovers that Anderson knew the real Harper and he tries to get him killed, as well as Lane who Mason suspects knows too much about his operations. The Rocky Lane entry is as good as many of the series despite the lack of action until the 45 minute mark, but director Keller and write DeMond make up for that with a good deal of suspense and anticipation throughout (with great pacing of the film) helped by the solid cast, even though Waller had a much smaller part than in many other Lane films. Rating, based on B westerns, 7


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