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Trouble at Melody Mesa (1949)

Approved | | Western | 1 July 1949 (USA)
Jimmy's father, a rancher, died in suspicious circumstances. To make things worse, Jimmy's disreputable uncle has a plot to take over the ranch. Jimmy turns to his friend Brad, the Marshal, for help.

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Marshal Brad
Cal Shrum ...
Walt Shrum ...
Walt Shrum
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Mark Simmons (as Stanford Jolley)
Lorraine Michie ...
Mathilda Matty Simmons
Alta Lee ...
Alta Lee
Jimmie Shrum ...
Jimmy Henshaw (as Jimmy Shrum)
Stacey Alexander ...
Hash Brown
Robert Hoag ...
Fiddle Player Happy (as Pappy Hoag)
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Henchman
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Henchman (as Shorty Woodward)
Lefty Walker ...
Musician
Ace Dehne ...
Ace
Frank Bertoldi ...
Musician
Sue Gamboa ...
Waitress
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Jimmy's father, a rancher, died in suspicious circumstances. To make things worse, Jimmy's disreputable uncle has a plot to take over the ranch. Jimmy turns to his friend Brad, the Marshal, for help.

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murder | land swindle | See All (2) »

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Western

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Filmed in 1944, the film bears a 1948 copyright statement, but there is no record that it was ever copyrighted. See more »

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Rather Drab Western
27 June 2002 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This Western is pretty plain all the way around, without much to recommend it. The story concerns a boy whose father, a rancher, died in suspicious circumstances, and the Marshal who tries to protect the boy against the bad guys. Although there are a fair number of developments, and a couple of action scenes, it never feels as if it really gets going, because the energy is just not there. The cast members don't give much life to any of the characters, and the script doesn't give them much of a chance, filled as it is with stale dialogue. You want to like it or at least to care about the characters, but it's too lifeless to arouse much interest.


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