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Timberjack (1955)

Passed | | Western | 18 February 1955 (USA)
In the late 1800s Montana, two competing logging operators clash over ownership of a logging railroad, land and timber clear-cutting rights.

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(as Joe Kane)

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel)
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Complete credited cast:
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Tim Chipman
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Lynne Tilton
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Croft Brunner
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'Sweetwater' Tilton
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Jingles
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Steve Riika
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Poole
Howard Petrie ...
'Axe-Handle' Ole
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Pauquette
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Punky (as Elisha Cook)
Karl 'Killer' Davis ...
Red Bush (as Karl Davis)
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Veazie
Tex Terry ...
Charlie
George Marshall ...
Fireman
The Lancers ...
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Storyline

Tim Shipman returns to his father's logging company only to find his father has been killed, money is owed, and Croft Brunner controls the railroad used to haul out the logs. But he learns the Government restriction on his valuable stand of timber has been lifted. Brunner wants that timber and tries to buy him out. Refusing to sell, Tim makes plans to somehow get the timber out. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Filmed in Western Montana in Breathtaking TRUCOLOR BY CONSOLIDATED See more »

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18 February 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Rächer vom Silbersee  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Just before he starts the hijacked train, the boom's shadow falls across Tim Chipman's back while he is removing his coat. See more »

Soundtracks

MY DOG
Music and Lyrics by Hoagy Carmichael
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Johnny Guitar, meet Teresa Green
3 March 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Ah yes, the Republic treatment for logging movies shot in glorious 'funny looking' Trucolor. One must be very forgiving of Republic constantly making silent movie western melodramas even if they were produced 1955 and in color. It is as if they just kept making the same (sort of) films year in and out until the doors closed in 1959. Vera, the singing wife of studio head Herbert Yates moans a few songs and swings her Hungarian hips about the saloon warbling through her ZsaZsa sounding accent. Somehow, all this is great fun. There is great outdoor scenery, some fantastic railroad location footage and genuinely interesting logging train scenes. Adolph Menjou and Hoagy Carmichael are added to the cast of character actors who look as thought they are there to earn enough to afford a long holiday. Some scenes outside the saloon doors are clearly shot in the corridor at the entrance of a sound stage which all makes TIMBERJACK more quaintly fascinating. As with Johnny Guitar, someone returns to slug it out with someone and fix the bad guys. However we have Vera instead of Joan in this one and a competent serial director. In fact if it was chopped up into 12 minute episodes, that is exactly what TIMBERJACK would be. Very watchable for all the above reasons.


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