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Buckaroo Sheriff of Texas (1951)

Approved | | Western | 1 May 1951 (USA)
At the end of the Civil War, Sam White returns home to his ranch in the Texas ranch -The Panhandle - to find it in the hands of a gang of outlaws. The gang is led by Sam's foreman, Jim ... See full summary »

Director:

Philip Ford

Writer:

Arthur E. Orloff (as Arthur Orloff)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michael Chapin ... Red White
Eilene Janssen ... Judy Dawson
James Bell ... Sheriff Tom White
Hugh O'Brian ... Ted Gately
Steve Pendleton ... Sam White
Tristram Coffin ... Jim Tulane
William Haade ... Henchman Mark Brannigan
Alice Kelley Alice Kelley ... Betty Dawson
Selmer Jackson ... Governor
Ed Cassidy ... Clint (as Edward Cassidy)
George Taylor George Taylor ... Governor's Secretary
Steve Dunhill ... Wagon Guard
Billy Dix Billy Dix ... Wagon Driver
Eddie Dunn Eddie Dunn ... Stage Driver
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At the end of the Civil War, Sam White returns home to his ranch in the Texas ranch -The Panhandle - to find it in the hands of a gang of outlaws. The gang is led by Sam's foreman, Jim Tulane, who because of unsettled conditions throughout the state, has been able to use the ranch as a base for his outlaw empire. The ranch comprises an entire county and Sam had given Tuland power-of-attorney to divide it up among the people who had come to settle there. Since the efforts of Sam's father, Sheriff Tom White, to maintain law-and-order have been unsuccessful, Sam orders a wagon-trail load of guns and ammunition to be delivered to the ranch with the intentions of arming the settlers and defeating Tuland. Before the war, Sam had also discovered on the ranch rich deposits of valuable bauxite.Tulanes knows nothing of the existence of the ore but he becomes suspicious and takes Sam prisoner in an attempt to make him talk. The sheriff, and Sam;s son, Red, and a writer named Ted Gately go to his... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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ranch | son | texas | sheriff | ore | See All (44) »

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BLAZING NEW TRAILS TO WESTERN EXCITEMENT! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

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Western

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vaqueirinho Valente 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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Followed by The Dakota Kid (1951) See more »

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Low Budget Moppet Western
2 April 2003 | by kapeckiSee all my reviews

OK, so there's nothing objectively good to say about this basement budget kiddie oater from Republic, the first in a series of four featuring young'ins as the titular heroes. But when I was a city kid in the 50s, this was the sort of thing I'd eagerly plunk down my ten cents to see on Saturday afternoon. It had a boy my age who roped, rode, and packed a six-shooter (not that he ever shot anything with it). The story features your standard land-grabbing evil doer riding roughshod over a community, most of whose men are off fighting the Civil War. Featuring early roles by Hugh O'Brien (good guy)and Tristram Coffin (bad guy). Minimal production values and a scant sixty minutes run time, but, hey, we didn't notice. All that's missing are the ten color cartoons and a serial chapter for nostalgia's sake.


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