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Hostile Country (1950)

The first of a series of six westerns produced by Ron Ormond for Lippert distribution starring two ex-Hopalong Cassidy sidekicks, which means it also is the first one in the series that was... See full summary »

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... Shamrock Ellison (as Jimmie 'Shamrock' Ellison)
... Lucky Hayden (as Russ 'Lucky' Hayden)
... Colonel Patrict
... Deacon Hall
... Ann Green (as Betty Adams)
... Tom Brady
... Jim Knowlton - the Oliver imposter (as George Lewis)
... Ed Brady
... Sheriff
Stephen Carr ... Henchman Curt
... Henchman Pete
... Henry H. Oliver
... Henchman
... Fred - Ranch Hand (as Jimmie Martin)
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The first of a series of six westerns produced by Ron Ormond for Lippert distribution starring two ex-Hopalong Cassidy sidekicks, which means it also is the first one in the series that was a direct swipe from one of A. H. Hackel's mid-30's Supreme westerns - in this case 1935's "No Man's Range" with Bob Steele - in which Ron Ormond and Maurice Tombragel never looked back while giving themselves an "original" writing credit. Shamrock is summoned to the ranch of his stepfather Henry Oliver whom he has never met. He still hasn't met him when he gets there because Knowlton shows up posing as Oliver. Lucky Hayden is along as Shamrock's sidekick or, to be more specific, the role played by whisker-faced Buck Connor in the original. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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SCREECHING LEAD! OUTLAW FURY!... followed their charge into forbidden territory!


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24 March 1950 (USA)  »

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A familiar look
19 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Hostile Country was the first film of an ensemble western stock company that Lippert Pictures assembled. A studio that did mostly modern stories, I'm guessing Robert Lippert thought he needed a cowboy hero or two for a wider audience. He found them in James Ellison and Russell Hayden who played young sidekicks to Hopalong Cassidy in their salad days.

But he did more than that. In the six pictures that Ellison and Hayden did they had the same set of familiar western players. After watching and reviewing three subsequent features that cast was starting to get a familiar look. Go down the list of cast members on the subsequent films and see what I mean.

In this inaugural film Ellison hears from a man who married his mother after he left home who wants help on his ranch. So he and partner Hayden go to the ranch and before long find themselves in the middle of a range war with pretty Julie Adams who owns the neighboring spread.

I have to say the ones working for the stepfather have cooked up quite a scheme and I dare not say more.

It's a Lippert film so you know it's going to be on the pinch penny side. Still not a bad story.


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