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Marshal of Amarillo (1948)

Nugget, Underwood and Short walk to the Half-Way House after the driver purposely wrecks the stage. They arrive late at night and it is so spooky that Nugget leaves for Amarillo. Unknown to... See full summary »

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Philip Ford

Writer:

Robert Creighton Williams (original screenplay) (as Bob Williams)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Allan Lane ... Marshal Rocky Lane (as Allan 'Rocky' Lane)
Black Jack Black Jack ... Rocky's Horse
Eddy Waller ... Nugget Clark
Mildred Coles ... Marjorie Underwood
Clayton Moore ... Art Crandall
Roy Barcroft ... Ben Dolan
Trevor Bardette ... Frank Welch
Minerva Urecal ... Mrs. Henry Pettigrew
Denver Pyle ... The Night Clerk
Charles Williams Charles Williams ... Hiram Short
Tom Chatterton ... James Underwood
Peter Perkins Peter Perkins ... Sam - Henchman
Tom London ... Mr. Snodgrass
Lynn Castile Lynn Castile ... Matilda Snodgrass
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Nugget, Underwood and Short walk to the Half-Way House after the driver purposely wrecks the stage. They arrive late at night and it is so spooky that Nugget leaves for Amarillo. Unknown to him, the dead body of Short is in the wagon. When Sheriff Lane comes upon Nugget and the body, he goes to investigate and finds no trace of Underwood at all. But he soon finds that Underwood was carrying $50,000 in cash and he believes the story Nugget is telling. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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TOUGH TEXAS ADVENTURE! As Rough "Rocky" Busts Up A Holdup Gang On The Amarillo Stage Line! (original print ad) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Estalagem Misteriosa See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This was Republic production #1717. The budget (estimated cost) for this film was $54,999 and the negative cost (cost of production) was $54,975. See more »

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When Nugget crosses his name off the inn register, more entries are visible in the long shot than in the subsequent closeup of the page. See more »

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The haunted stagecoach station
10 August 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

If the writers at Republic Pictures had managed to tie up some loose ends in the story of this film this could have been one of the best Rocky Lane films that ever came out of that studio. As it is it's got some good things to recommend it.

Apparently there is some kind of elaborate scheme to rob a man traveling on the stagecoach with $50,000.00. Eddy Waller who flags down the coach and driver Roy Barcroft offers him a lift spoils the plans with an additional witness they hadn't bargained on. As it is one other passenger is killed and the intended victim disappears.

Fortunately Waller even with the dead body in a covered wagon he's driving to get away from a very spooky stagecoach station finds the Marshal From Amarillo and it's none other than Rocky Lane. Waller's story is so wacky that Lane actually takes him seriously and in due course gets to the bottom of the mystery.

Such reliable character players and western veterans like Elizabeth Risdon, Trevor Bardette, Denver Pyle and an unmasked Clayton Moore are in this film. The best thing that Marshal From Amarillo has going for it is a thrilling stagecoach chase scene, one of the best that Republic ever shot.

What the film needed was some kind of explanatory final scene as there were a lot of loose ends. But action fans will like Marshal From Amarillo.


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