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Beyond the Sacramento (1940)

Bill learns that two con artists whom he has dealt with before are at it again. Crowley runs the saloon and Adams the newspaper and both are highly respected by the citizens. Bill has ... See full summary »


Lambert Hillyer


Luci Ward (original screenplay)




Cast overview:
Bill Elliott ... Wild Bill Hickok
Evelyn Keyes ... Lynn Perry
Dub Taylor ... Cannonball
John Dilson ... Jason Perry
Bradley Page ... Cord Crowley
Frank LaRue ... Jeff Adams
Norman Willis ... Nelson
Steve Clark ... Curly
Jack Rube Clifford Jack Rube Clifford ... Sheriff (as Jack Clifford)
Don Beddoe ... Warden McKay
Harry A. Bailey Harry A. Bailey ... Storekeeper (as Harry Bailey)


Bill learns that two con artists whom he has dealt with before are at it again. Crowley runs the saloon and Adams the newspaper and both are highly respected by the citizens. Bill has foiled their schemes before and this time he breaks into Adams' office and resets the front page saying Adams confesses to be a fugitive criminal. When the citizens gather the next day the end is near for Adams and Crowley. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Release Date:

11 November 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghost Guns See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of over 100 Columbia features, mostly Westerns, sold to Hygo Television Films in the 1950s, which marketed them under the name of Gail Pictures; opening credits were redesigned, with some titles misspelled, the credit order of the players rearranged, some names misspelled and new end titles attached, thus eliminating any evidence of their Columbia roots. Apparently the original material was not retained in most of the cases, and the films have survived, even in the Sony library, only with these haphazardly created replacement opening and end credits. See more »


Riding For the Law
Sung by Dub Taylor
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Wild Bill Ambles Again
14 June 2015 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

This decent but unremarkable Columbia B Western stars Bill Elliott in his Wild Bill Hickock persona. Bill spends his time trying to convince a town that a couple of well-respected citizens are actually swindlers. Evelyn Keyes is the pretty love interest and Dub Taylor tries to offer a smattering of comic relief with a squeeze box, some bad singing and an itchy vest.

The direction is by Lambert Hillyer, who had been a key director for William S. Hart in the 1910s. Since the sound revolution, he had been keeping his head down in the B movies, where he could get steady work. The cast is eked out with the usual B western cast. See if you can spot a relatively young Ned Glass as a bank teller.

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