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Death Valley Manhunt (1943)

Approved | | Western | 24 November 1943 (USA)
Unknown to oil company president Ross, his man Quinn is pulling a swindle on the independent drillers. Quinn controls both the Judge and the Marshal. But when the Marshal is accidentally ... See full summary »

Director:

John English

Writers:

Norman S. Hall (screenplay), Anthony Coldeway (screenplay) (as Anthony Coldewey) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Bill Elliott ... Marshal Wild Bill Elliott (as Wild Bill Elliott)
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Gabby Hayes
Anne Jeffreys ... Nicky Hobart
Weldon Heyburn ... Richard Quinn
Herbert Heyes ... Judge Jim Hobart
Davison Clark Davison Clark ... Tex Benson
Pierce Lyden ... Clayton
Charles Murray Jr. Charles Murray Jr. ... Danny (as Charlie Murray Jr.)
Jack Kirk ... Marshal Hugh Ward
Eddie Phillips ... Deputy Marshal Blaine
Bud Geary ... Sid Roberts - Henchman
Al Taylor ... Deputy Marshal Lawson
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Unknown to oil company president Ross, his man Quinn is pulling a swindle on the independent drillers. Quinn controls both the Judge and the Marshal. But when the Marshal is accidentally killed, Wild Bill Elliott is brought in as the new Marshal and things begin to change. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Six-Guns! Socking Fists! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved
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Carry Me Back to Old Virginny
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Written by James Allen Bland
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Wild Bill Goes Wildcatting
25 June 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Bill Elliott becomes a US Marshal and helps a lot of independent oil wildcatters in Death Valley Manhunt. One of them is his former sidekick Gabby Hayes.

After bringing in a notorious gang the two split up, Elliott wants to take up the peaceable life of cattle ranching, after all he's a peaceable man. Hayes decides to become an oil wildcatter, but in his area all the wildcatters are being squeezed by an unscrupulous oil company executive. When the local law is accidentally killed, Elliott is sent into the area to straighten things out.

One of the interesting aspects of Bill Elliott's screen persona is that he comes across at times like a Dudley DooRight, especially in his early films. But usually he's also working a few angles that people around him don't get to bring the bad guys down.

Anne Jeffreys is in the cast to sing Carry Me Back To Old Virginny and for love interest. That's another thing, Elliott did make no secret of the fact he liked girls in his westerns, no kissing the horse for him. Jeffreys is the niece of Judge Herbert Hayes who is in league with the villain Weldon Heyburn.

Fans of Wild Bill should be pleased with Death Valley Manhunt.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Vale do Caçador See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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