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Code of the Silver Sage (1950)

Arizona Territory is in the grip of outlaw terror and killer outlaws, secretly organized by Hulon Champion, who covers his power ambitions with the guise of a respectable firearms merchant.... See full summary »


Fred C. Brannon




Complete credited cast:
Allan Lane ... Lt. Rocky Lane (as Allan 'Rocky' Lane)
Eddy Waller ... Nugget Clark
Roy Barcroft ... Hulon Champion
Kay Christopher ... Ann Gately
Lane Bradford ... Watson - Henchman
William Ruhl William Ruhl ... Major Duncan
Richard Emory Richard Emory ... Lt. John Case
Kenne Duncan ... Dick Cantwell - Henchman
Rex Lease ... Capt. Mathews
Hank Patterson ... Sgt. Woods
John Butler ... Charley Speed
Forrest Taylor ... Sandy - Rancher
Black Jack Black Jack ... Rocky's Horse


Arizona Territory is in the grip of outlaw terror and killer outlaws, secretly organized by Hulon Champion, who covers his power ambitions with the guise of a respectable firearms merchant. Newspaper editor Fred Gately is killed by Champion's henchman Curt Watson when Gatley makes a public appeal to the President of the United States on the front page of his Bolton City News. After his death, his daughter Ann and his assistant Nugget Clark carry on his efforts and are rewarded when they receive word that the President will journey to the territory in response to their plea. Champion immediately sets in motion a scheme to assassinate the President by putting himself in the good graces of Major Oliver Duncan who is to facilitate the trip. Champion's henchmen intercept and wipe out the detail led by Lt. John Case, Ann's sweetheart, who is bearing sealed orders regarding the trip. He pins suspicion on Case. Rocky Lane, a lieutenant in the U.S. Cavalry Intelligence, working incognito, is ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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THRILLS THAT NEVER STOP! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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Release Date:

25 March 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Terror do Arizona See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Two nitrate prints of this film survive in the UCLA Film and Television Archives, but neither is listed for preservation. See more »


Nugget Clark: Cut your suspenders and come down to earth.
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Referenced in Silver City Bonanza (1951) See more »

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"The President Must Die"
1 August 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Code Of The Silver Sage finds Allan Lane on detached duty from the US Army. He's part of security for a visit to Arizona Territory by the President of the USA. The President is there in response to a plea from the editor of a local newspaper to do something about the outlaws rampaging throughout the area. The editor is shot for his troubles and his niece Kay Christopher has taken over the paper.

The mysterious figure behind the outlaws is Roy Barcroft who is a gun dealer and who has a touch of megalomania in him. He's got ambitions to no less set himself up as dictator of Arizona and conceives of a plan to assassinate POTUS to tell the world that Arizona is his turf.

We're never told which president he has in mind to shoot, but President Chester A. Arthur made a western trip during his term. Arizona was not on the itinerary though.

Barcroft is a real treat though, this and Mr. Logan on the Spin And Marty series for the Mickey Mouse Club might be his career roles.

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