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Son of God's Country (1948)

During the Civil War many Trailhead ranchers have been killed or driven from their land by a ruthless gang of raiders. The secret leader of the gang is Bill Sanger (James Nolan), who poses ... See full summary »

Director:

R.G. Springsteen

Writers:

Paul Gangelin (original screenplay), Robert Creighton Williams (additional dialogue) (as Bob Williams)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Monte Hale ... U.S. Marshal Monte Hale
Pamela Blake ... Cathy Thornton
Paul Hurst ... Eli Walker
James Nolan ... Bill Sanger (as Jim Nolan)
Jay Kirby ... Frank Thornton
Steve Darrell ... Bigelow - Henchman
Francis McDonald ... Tom Ford
Jason Robards Sr. ... John Thornton (as Jason Robards)
Fred Graham ... Hagen - Henchman
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During the Civil War many Trailhead ranchers have been killed or driven from their land by a ruthless gang of raiders. The secret leader of the gang is Bill Sanger (James Nolan), who poses as a rancher but is actually the head man of an eastern syndicate seeking to buy up the land through which railroads will be constructed at the war's end. Learning the newspaper publisher John Thornton (Jason Robards Sr.)has received a letter giving away the agenda of Sanger, and the latter kills Tornton, and then manages to cast the suspicion of the gang activities upon the dead man and his son, Frank (Jay Kirby) whom the gang has kidnapped. U. S. Marshal Monte Hale (Monte Hale)is convinced of the Thronton's innocence but finds himself opposed by the citizens and ranchers with the exception of Eli Walker (Paul Hurst), and Cathy Thornton (Pamela Blake), daughter of John and sister of Frank. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Marshal Monte Hale saves the day !
12 May 2008 | by ca-corbettSee all my reviews

Monte Hale had a brief Post-WWII career as a singing cowboy. In this series entry, the affable crooner plays a Marshal who rides into save the locals from a land-purchase scam that comes to the attention of the local press.

The script, acting and budget of this programmer were mediocre at best. Even the musical interludes seem a bit weak here.In my opinion, the best part of this film was the casting of veteran character actor Jason Robards Sr in a key role.

These types of films were cranked out by the studios by the hundreds....... this one does not stand out from the rest. For Monte Hale fans only.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1948 (USA) See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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