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Death Valley Gunfighter (1949)

Passed | | Western | 29 March 1949 (USA)
Rocky Lane (Allan Lane) hits the trail when he gets word that one of two brothers in a partner-ship mining project has been killed by outlaws trying to gain possession of the mine. The ... See full summary »

Director:

R.G. Springsteen

Writer:

Robert Creighton Williams (as Bob Williams)
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Cast overview:
Allan Lane ... Rocky Lane (as Allan 'Rocky' Lane)
Black Jack Black Jack ... Rocky's Horse
Eddy Waller ... Nugget Clark
James Nolan ... Shad (as Jim Nolan)
Gail Davis ... Trudy Clark
William Henry ... Sheriff Keith Ames (as William A. Henry)
Harry Harvey ... Vinson McKnight
Mauritz Hugo ... Tony Richards
George Chesebro ... Sam
Forrest Taylor ... Lester Clark
George Lloyd ... George (as George H. Lloyd)
Lane Bradford ... Snake Richards
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Rocky Lane (Allan Lane) hits the trail when he gets word that one of two brothers in a partner-ship mining project has been killed by outlaws trying to gain possession of the mine. The other brother, Nugget Clark (Eddy Waller), a testy old sourdough, wants no part of the law, and is particularly set against the young sheriff, Keith Ames (William Henry), courting his niece Trudy (Gail Davis). Playing to the old man's ego, Rocky takes charge of the situation. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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GUNS IN THE NIGHT!...deadly flashes of fire burn an ominous warning to men who would gamble their lives for the silver treasure of DEATH VALLEY! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Great acting, directing, script
26 November 2019 | by morrisonhimselfSee all my reviews

Republic had access to the best cowboys and the best stunt men and to some of the best actors generally. And here that great studio also had one of the best -- although terribly under-rated -- directors, R.G. Springsteen.

And in Bob Williams they had a very skilled writer.

It all came together for an almost perfect movie.

Gail Davis never looked better, and she is very worth watching, not just for her looks, but for her expressions. Eddy Waller has one of his best roles, and he grabs hold with both hands. Prolific actor Jim Nolan shows, again, why he was so busy, and makes us wonder why he wasn't even busier.

The prolific Mauritz Hugo steals many of his scenes so we don't wonder at all why he kept busy, but, again, we wonder why he isn't even better known.

Writer Williams gives him some good scenes, and, as a good writer should, he allows many characters to speak and participate. There is both humor and action in this excellent Western.

I highly recommend "Death Valley Gunfighter," which can be found in an often too-dark print at YouTube.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Vale do Terror 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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