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Timberjack (1955)

Passed | | Action, Drama, Western | 18 February 1955 (USA)
In the late 1800s Montana, two competing logging operators clash over ownership of a logging railroad, land and timber clear-cutting rights.

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(as Joe Kane)

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(screenplay), (novel)
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Tim Chipman
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'Sweetwater' Tilton
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Jingles
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Steve Riika
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Poole
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'Axe-Handle' Ole
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Pauquette
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Punky (as Elisha Cook)
Karl 'Killer' Davis ...
Red Bush (as Karl Davis)
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Veazie
Tex Terry ...
Charlie
George Marshall ...
Fireman
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Tim Shipman returns to his father's logging company only to find his father has been killed, money is owed, and Croft Brunner controls the railroad used to haul out the logs. But he learns the Government restriction on his valuable stand of timber has been lifted. Brunner wants that timber and tries to buy him out. Refusing to sell, Tim makes plans to somehow get the timber out. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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UNTAMED...wild and primitive as the Great North Woods! (original poster) See more »

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Action | Drama | Western

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Passed | See all certifications »
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18 February 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Rächer vom Silbersee  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Trucolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Just before he starts the hijacked train, the boom's shadow falls across Tim Chipman's back while he is removing his coat. See more »

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TIMBERJACK
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Music by Victor Young
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Lumbering lumber movie masquerading as an Oater
13 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

I just can't sell this movie folks, I thought it was dreadful. I'm someone who is normally content with both director {Joseph Kane} and star {Sterling Hayden} but here they are mired in weak plotting, bad acting and even worse accents. It also purports to be something of a mystery, which is daft since there isn't one!. Flimsy fights come and go, as do cheese laden songs, while the dialogue is as stilted {read from auto-cue it looks like} as can be. Republic Pictures do have many a fine B movie in the locker, but this isn't worthy of Z movie status.

The plot sees Hayden as Tim Chipman, who returns home to find his father, owner of the family logging company, has been murdered. With money owed and a shifty rival in the offering, can Tim solve the mystery, fight off the baddies and once again move logs? Adapted from a novel written by Dan Cushman, of which I haven't read, I honestly don't know if the source material was any good to begin with? But this just doesn't work, either as an interesting story or as a competently executed one. Some decent train sequences catch the eye, and the location work at Glacier National Park is pleasing, if not helped by the less than standard Trucolor print. But really it's not even a time filler of a picture. 3/10


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