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West of Dodge City (1947)

Passed | | Music, Western | 27 March 1947 (USA)
Henry Hardison covets Jon Avery' Flying A Ranch so he can control River Bend's water supply, but when h e refuses to sell, Hardison fakes a stage holdup and kills him. When Avery's children resist too, the Durango Kid comes to their aid.

Director:

Ray Nazarro

Writer:

Bert Horswell (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Charles Starrett ... Steve Ramsey / The Durango Kid
Nancy Saunders ... Anne Avery
Mustard Mustard ... Mustard - Musician (as Mustard and Gravy)
Gravy Gravy ... Gravy - Musician (as Mustard and Gravy)
Smiley Burnette ... Smiley Burnette - Editor
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Storyline

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Taglines:

ZINGIN' WITH BULLETS! SINGIN' WITH RHYTHM! (original window card-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Music | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Máscara do Terror See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Flying A Ranch was ultimately bought by Gene Autry and was used as the base setting for his TV series of the early 50s. See more »

Quotes

Henry Hardison: [referring to the explosives in the dam] When this goes off, it'll put the Flying A right in my vest pocket!
Borger: That's right.
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Connections

Featured in Bonanza Town (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Satchel Up and Go
Written by Mustard and Gravy
Performed by Smiley Burnette and Mustard & Gravy
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