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Wanderer of the Wasteland (1945)

Approved | | Western | 1 June 1945 (USA)
Adam Larey is looking for the killer of his father when he was a boy. His only clue is a brand and he finds it when he runs into the Collinshaws. When he learns that Jim Collinshaw, now an ... See full summary »

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Zane Grey (character), Norman Houston
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James Warren ... Adam Larey
Richard Martin ... Chito Rafferty
Audrey Long ... Jeanie Collinshaw
Robert Barrat ... Uncle Jim Collinshaw
Robert Clarke ... Jay Collinshaw
Harry Woods ... Guerd Eliott
Minerva Urecal ... Mama Rafferty
Harry D. Brown Harry D. Brown ... Papa Mike Rafferty
Tommy Cook ... Chito as a Boy
Harry McKim Harry McKim ... Adam as a Boy
Jason Robards Sr. ... Crooked Dealer (as Jason Robards)
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Adam Larey is looking for the killer of his father when he was a boy. His only clue is a brand and he finds it when he runs into the Collinshaws. When he learns that Jim Collinshaw, now an old man and an invalid is the one, he is unable to kill him and leaves. But Eliot then kills Collinshaw and blames Adam and Adam finds himself in jail charged with the murder. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Stalked by six-gun justice!

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Western

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O topos ton kolasmenon See more »

Filming Locations:

Lone Pine, California, USA

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Not a complete waste
22 February 2007 | by zeppo-2See all my reviews

This is one of those films which make you want to read the book it came from to get the complete picture. There is a lot of 'fill in between the lines' in this,adding more characterisation as you do.

This is a bit unfair to this movie which is quite good for it's type,and no film ever catches the complete nuances of a novel. Compared on it's own merit, it's a pretty decent 'revenge' thriller,as our hero sets out to find the man who shot his paw! But when he does, he realises that it wasn't exactly as he thought it would be. The love he feels for his target's daughter, complicates matters.

No academy award winning acting on view here, but the stars do their parts well and Chita (Richard Martin) as the hero's adopted brother, is particularly good, more interested in chasing girls than revenge gun-play, he stands beside his 'brother' just the same and backs his play.

Nothing earth shaking and I still feel like I should read the book!


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