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The Plunderers (1948)

Approved | | Western | 31 October 1948 (USA)
Cavalry officer John Drum attempts to track down outlaw Whit Lacey, but finds he must join forces with Lacey to fight a Sioux war party.

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writers:

James Edward Grant (story), Gerald Geraghty (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rod Cameron ... John Drum
Ilona Massey ... Lin Connor
Lorna Gray ... Julie Ann McCabe (as Adrian Booth)
Forrest Tucker ... Whit Lacey
George Cleveland ... Sheriff Sam Borden
Grant Withers ... Deputy Tap Lawrence
Taylor Holmes ... Eben Martin
Paul Fix ... Calico
Francis Ford ... Barnaby
James Flavin ... Sergeant Major
Russell Hicks ... Cavalry Colonel
Maude Eburne ... Old Dame at Wedding
Mary Ruth Wade Mary Ruth Wade ... Pioneer Girl
Louis Faust Louis Faust ... Fort Sentry (as Louis R. Faust)
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Storyline

In the 1870s, fugitive outlaw Johnny Drum is confronted by Sheriff Sam Borden inside a general store. Drum shoots the sheriff in front of customers Lin Conner and Julie Ann McCabe. The two women are saloon dancers and Julie happens to be the girlfriend of another wanted outlaw, Whit Lacey. He's wanted for raiding Eben Martin's mining operations. After escaping the town, Drum takes to the trail where he's followed by the sheriff deputies and their posse. He manages to elude them but he's attacked by a band of Sioux. Fortunately, Drum is aided in the ensuing firefight by bandit Whit Lacey who happened by. The two outlaws become friends and partners. They plan various robbery schemes. Lacey needs the money to move to California with his sweetheart, Julie Ann McCabe. Unknown to Lacey, Drum actually is an undercover army officer who only pretended to kill the town sheriff in order to create a cover story in his quest to find and apprehend Lacey. Eventually, Lacey finds out the truth about ... Written by nufs68

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DARING WESTERN TIMES! WILD AS RAGING PRAIRIE FIRES! (original ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Far Outpost See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Sam Borden: You ladies goin' out for a ride this evening?
Julie McCabe: We're going shopping - and I have no intention of leaving town, you'll be sorry to hear.
Sam Borden: Kinda late to be goin' shoppin' isn't it? Bound to be about time to be closin' up.
Lin Connor: We work late and sleep late, so we have to shop late. Can we go now, Sheriff?
Sam Borden: Didn't mean to hold you up. There are enough people being held-up around here.
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Outlaw and lawman join forces against Indians in action-packed western
9 October 1998 | by buxSee all my reviews

A tight script, decent dialogue, and good supporting cast, separate this one from the routine shoot 'em ups. Sort of a "buddy movie" with Cameron, the lawman and Tucker the outlaw, forced to set aside differences to avoid a sioux massacre. Fix, as one of the bad guys, delivers cynical wit throughout. They just don't make 'em like this anymore.


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