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Hell's Outpost (1954)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 15 December 1954 (USA)
A Korean war veteran attempts to help a small town mine owner develop his tungsten mine in spite of efforts by the town boss to stop him.

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writers:

Kenneth Gamet (screenplay), Luke Short (from the novel "Silver Rock")
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Cast

Cast overview:
Rod Cameron ... Tully Gibbs
Joan Leslie ... Sarah Moffit
Chill Wills ... Kevin Russel
John Russell ... Ben Hodes
Jim Davis ... Sam Horne
Ben Cooper ... Alec Bacchione
Kristine Miller ... Beth Hodes
Taylor Holmes ... Timothy Byers
Barton MacLane ... Sheriff Olson
Ruth Lee Ruth Lee ... Mrs. Moffit
Arthur Q. Bryan Arthur Q. Bryan ... Harry - Bank Accomplice
Oliver Blake ... Hotel Clerk
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A Korean war veteran attempts to help a small town mine owner develop his tungsten mine in spite of efforts by the town boss to stop him.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Hölle von Silver Rock See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Packin' the Mail
Written by Chill Wills
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The tungsten war
9 August 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Without John Wayne's services to sell and with his B picture cowboy stable from the Forties Herbert J. Yates and his Republic Studio was hanging on by a thread. But in their last years they were producing decent quality films of which Hell's Outpost was one.

Set in the modern west Rod Cameron plays a Korean war veteran recently discharged who is a mining engineer in civilian life. From a deceased war buddy Cameron heard about a rich tungsten holding that the buddy's father Chill Wills has, but is being squeezed by the richest and meanest man in town John Russell.

Cameron cuts himself in on a share. He also cuts himself in on Russell's girlfriend Joan Leslie and that makes the war between these two personal.

Russell is one swaggering lout, a truly hateful villain. But Cameron himself is a flawed hero. That makes for some interesting issues for those who would like to support Cameron.

Other people to note in the cast are Kristine Miller as Russell's half sister and distinctly better half and Jim Davis who is a crusading small town newspaper editor.

Hell's Outpost is a nice B film, the stuff that was being shown regularly now on television and would be making Yates more money had he had the foresight to go into the new medium.


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