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Frisco Tornado (1950)

Approved | | Western | 6 September 1950 (USA)
U.S. marshal sets out to end an insurance scam: salesmen provide cow town folk with insurance against outlaw activity, outlaws who work for the insurance salesmen.

Director:

R.G. Springsteen
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Allan Lane ... Marshal Rocky Lane (as Allan 'Rocky' Lane)
Black Jack Black Jack ... Black Jack
Eddy Waller ... Nugget Clark
Martha Hyer ... Jean Martin
Stephen Chase ... Jim Crail
Ross Ford ... Paul Weston
Mauritz Hugo ... Brod - Henchman
Lane Bradford ... Mike Bristol - Henchman
Hal Price ... Storekeeper
Rex Lease ... Henchman
George Chesebro ... Stage Guard
Edmund Cobb ... 1st Stage Driver
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Storyline

Outlaws have been capturing Nugget's stagecoaches and killing the driver and guard. He has sent for Marshal Rocky Lane who survives an ambush arriving but loses his identification papers. Nugget suspects Jim Crail is behind all of his troubles and he is right. His men having failed to get Rocky earlier, Crail now uses the man Rocky killed and Rocky's identification papers to claim he is the outlaw they are after. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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ALL-OUT WESTERN ACTION! (original print ad - all caps)

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Protetor da Diligência See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Edited into Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (1976) See more »

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Rocky Lane busts up a protection racket .....
22 September 2006 | by revdrcacSee all my reviews

This 1950 B-western action film features the great Rocky Lane as a Marshal out to bust up an insurance protection racket. The outlaws & insurance men find that Rocky Lane is not a man to be trifled with ! As Lane cleans up the extortion plot, several surprises await the viewer!

Lane's performance here is action-filled and intense. While the story-line was a familiar one, it was pretty well presented. Several western vets appear here, including the wonderful George Chesboro. The plot seemed well-paced and action was plentiful.

Fans of the western programmers of Rocky Lane will enjoy this one -- others may find the film a bit dated by today's standards.


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