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Sagebrush Law (1943)

Tom Weston arriving in town just as the Doctor announces his father's death a suicide, sees the gun is in the wrong hand. When the Bank Examiner announces the bank has no money and Tom's ... See full summary »

Director:

Sam Nelson

Writer:

Bennett Cohen (original screenplay) (as Bennett R. Cohen)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tim Holt ... Tom Weston
Cliff Edwards ... Ike (as Cliff 'Ukulele Ike' Edwards)
Joan Barclay ... Sally Winters
John Elliott ... Cole Winters (as John H. Elliott)
Roy Barcroft ... Mark Carter
Ernie Adams ... Landers
Ed Cassidy ... Sheriff (as Edward Cassidy)
John Merton ... Burl Mason - Henchman
Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart ... Foley - Henchman (as Bud McTaggart)
Karl Hackett Karl Hackett ... Roberts
Edmund Cobb ... Bill Lanning
Otto Hoffman ... Doc Crandall
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Tom Weston arriving in town just as the Doctor announces his father's death a suicide, sees the gun is in the wrong hand. When the Bank Examiner announces the bank has no money and Tom's identity becomes known, the townsmen attempt to hang him. Escaping he finds the phony examiner and gets a a confession. Then he plans a trap for the murderer. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Rambler Who Wouldn't Stay Licked Nips A Crime Wave in the Sagebrush Country! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Music | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Justiça Vingadora See more »

Filming Locations:

Agoura, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of six films Tim Holt made for RKO between May 11-July 17, 1942, before he went into the US Army Air Forces--where he became an officer and bombardier on B-29 Superfortresses in the Pacific Theater, earning a Distinguished Flying Cross and a Purple Heart. See more »

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A shadow of the camera is visible on the front desk as it moves in on a meeting of the citizens that support Tom's father at the hotel. See more »

Connections

Remake of The Lone Avenger (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Crazy Old Trails
Written by Fred Rose and Ray Whitley
Sung by Cliff Edwards
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A Second Set Of Books
20 September 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Sagebrush Law in this case is being administered by Tim Holt and sidekick Cliff Edwards. The culprits are Roy Barcroft and Ernie Adams and fans of the B western usually know that when these two make an appearance in a film, no doubt as to who the villains are.

Not that it's much of a secret during the film as to who the villains are and what they're up to. Tim's father who is a respected banker in the town sends for his cowboy son because he feels he's in trouble. Minutes before Holt and Edwards arrive in town, the father is found shot to death in the bank.

And of course later on a bank examiner finds that the bank is insolvent because the father has been dipping in the till. But there's skulduggery afoot and it involves a second set of books and a bit more besides.

Sagebrush Law is your usual no frills Tim Holt B western. What I always liked about Holt westerns is their consistent quality of writing and a cowboy hero who was usually all business. I will say this that even when Tim says that the suicide the doctor declared is really a homicide, the doctor himself should have realized it if in fact this is a small town and everyone knows everyone and there habits and idiosyncrasies.

But don't let that deter you from watching Sagebrush Law.


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