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Gunmen of Abilene (1950)

Abilene gunmen are bent on terrorizing the town of Blue Valley and massacring its inhabitants. They have been hired by local druggist Henry Turner, who has discovered gold beneath the town ... See full summary »

Director:

Fred C. Brannon
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Allan Lane ... Rocky Lane (as Allan 'Rocky' Lane)
Black Jack Black Jack ... Rocky Lane's Stallion
Eddy Waller ... Sheriff Nugget Clark
Roy Barcroft ... Brink Fallon
Donna Hamilton Donna Hamilton ... Mary Clark
Peter Brocco ... Henry Turner
Selmer Jackson ... Dr. Johnson
Duncan Richardson Duncan Richardson ... Dickie Harper
Arthur Walsh Arthur Walsh ... Tim Johnson
Don C. Harvey ... Henchman Todd (as Don Harvey)
Don Dillaway ... Bill Harper
George Chesebro ... Martin
Steve Clark ... Wells
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Abilene gunmen are bent on terrorizing the town of Blue Valley and massacring its inhabitants. They have been hired by local druggist Henry Turner, who has discovered gold beneath the town and wishes complete possession. The gunmen rob supply wagons, burn houses, kill leading citizens and then the gang leader, Brink Fallon, having acquired Rocky Lane's paper, poses as the new deputy marshal sent to bring order. Then the real Rocky Lane shows up in his usual bad mood, and the tide begins to turn. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Battling for buried gold!

Genres:

Action | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Cobiça do Ouro See more »

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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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Mother Lode under the town
1 August 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Mild mannered Peter Brocco as the town pharmacist makes an unlikely villain in this Allan Lane western Gunmen Of Abilene. But he's the brains behind a very murderous gang who wants no less than to wipe out a town. And the rash of crimes has the townspeople wanting to replace Sheriff Eddy Waller.

Into this rides Allan Lane, a deputy US Marshal who is traveling incognito, so much so that Waller hires Lane for his deputy. It's a plot gambit taken right out of the Bing Crosby/Barry Fitzgerald films at Paramount, the younger man trying to gently ease the old guy into retirement, but ends up helping him.

Doing the heavy villain work is Roy Barcroft whose credentials in western villainy are well known. It's a tough job, but you know Lane and Waller will round up the bad guys. In fact this is one explosive climax.

Why all this villainy, it's because Brocco and Barcroft know there's a mother lode vein running from the shaft of an old mine to the town Main Street running right under it. A whole lot of people own property, but Brocco wants it all.

Good Allan Lane western, don't miss it if you like B westerns.


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