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California Joe (1943)

Approved | | Western | 29 December 1943 (USA)
It's just after the Civil War and Burgess, Atkinson, and Colton have plans to make California a separate nation. Weldon with sidekicks Tumbleweed and Carteret are sent west to thwart the attempt.

Director:

Spencer Gordon Bennet (as Spencer Bennett)

Writer:

Norman S. Hall (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Don 'Red' Barry ... Lt. Joe Weldon
Wally Vernon ... Tumbleweed Smith
Helen Talbot ... Judith Carteret
Twinkle Watts Twinkle Watts ... Twinkle Potter
Brian O'Hara Brian O'Hara ... Delancey Carteret
Terry Frost ... Melborne Tommy Atkinson
LeRoy Mason ... Breck Colton
Edward Earle ... Col. Burgess
Charles King ... Ashley - Henchman
Pierce Lyden ... Harper - Henchman
Edmund Cobb ... Henchman
Karl Hackett Karl Hackett ... Potter - Telegrapher
Bob Kortman ... Henchman (as Robert Kortman)
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Storyline

It's just after the Civil War and Burgess, Atkinson, and Colton have plans to make California a separate nation. Weldon with sidekicks Tumbleweed and Carteret are sent west to thwart the attempt.

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TERROR IN THE WEST! fighting an Insidious Plot to Set Up an Outlaw Empire! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 1943 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Grizzly deaths for a western
31 December 2010 | by mmargrajrSee all my reviews

While not one of the best of the Don "Red" Barry westerns, I am still at a loss as to why Republic never bothered using Barry as a villain in a number of gangster films. Barry could have become Republic's equivalent to Warners' James Cagney. But in this western, Barry plays a spy with a short temper and a quick trigger. He even shoot and kills two people at different times in the same room on the same day! When I first saw this movie at the Mid Atlantic Nostalgia Convention in Maryland a few years ago, I was shocked to discover how much Republic reused costumes, streets and sets. Barry's residence, as established in the beginning of the movie, is a deserted mine and it's the same sets used for a number of Republic cliffhanger serials. Want to see more repeated use of props and sets? Watch this film and scrutinize the background closely.


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