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Yankee Fakir (1947)

"Yankee" Davis and his partner,"Shaggy" Hartley, a couple of carny-type traveling (usually just ahead of the law) pitchmen with their own tent to pitch from, arrive in a small Arizona town,... See full summary »

Director:

W. Lee Wilder

Writers:

Richard S. Conway (screenplay), Mindret Lord (from a story by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Douglas Fowley ... Yankee Davis
Joan Woodbury ... Mary Mason
Clem Bevans ... Shaggy Hartley
Ransom M. Sherman Ransom M. Sherman ... Professor Newton (as Ransom Sherman)
Frank Reicher ... Banker H.W. Randall
Marc Lawrence ... Duke
Walter Soderling ... Sheriff
Eula Guy Eula Guy ... Mrs. Irmatrude Tetley
Forrest Taylor ... Border Guard Mason
Elinor Appleton Elinor Appleton ... Jenny
Peter Michael Peter Michael ... Border Guard Walker
Elspeth Dudgeon ... Scrubwoman
Ernie Adams ... Charlie (as Ernest Adams)
Tom Bernard ... Tommy Mason (as Tommy Bernard)
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Storyline

"Yankee" Davis and his partner,"Shaggy" Hartley, a couple of carny-type traveling (usually just ahead of the law) pitchmen with their own tent to pitch from, arrive in a small Arizona town, close to the Mexican border. Davis falls in love with Mary Mason, daughter of a Border Patrolman. Mr. Mason is murdered, and Davis sets out to find the killer, and thinks the town's richest citizen might know something about it. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1947 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

W. Lee Wilder Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Like a Poor Little Mouse in a Trap
Music by Alexander Laszlo
Lyrics by J. Russel Robinson
Sung by Joan Woodbury
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A Real Gem
22 May 2006 | by LACUESSee all my reviews

I am surprised that this film has such a low rating. I watched it for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed it. As noted previously, Douglas Fowley who usually plays the villain really is perfectly believable as the hero. He always has such an ingratiating persona that I find it difficult to dislike him even when he is the "bad guy". He was truly a fine actor who deserves more acclaim. Clem Bevans was truly humorous as the supposedly wealthy businessman. The story was suspenseful and funny. Although it would be considered a "B" movie, it has more entertainment value than many "A" films.

I think so highly of this movie that I am going to keep it as a dvr recording until I purchase it on VHS or DVD. This is a gem that deserves more show time on television. I rank it an 8.


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