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Nevada (1944)

Jim 'Nevada' Lacy wins a small fortune at craps, but soon finds himself accused of murdering a gold prospecting ranch owner.

Director:

Edward Killy

Writers:

Norman Houston (screenplay), Zane Grey (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Mitchum ... Jim Lacy aka Nevada (as Bob Mitchum)
Anne Jeffreys ... Julie Dexter
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Dusty
Nancy Gates ... Hattie Ide
Richard Martin ... Chito Rafferty
Craig Reynolds ... Cash Burridge
Harry Woods ... Joe Powell
Edmund Glover ... Ed Nelson, Assayer
Alan Ward Alan Ward ... Sheriff William H. Brewer
Harry McKim Harry McKim ... Marvie Ide
Larry Wheat ... Ben Ide
Jack Overman ... Croupier Red Berry
Emmett Lynn ... Pancake Comstock
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Storyline

Just as Nevada wins $7000 in yellowback bills, Ben Ide takes his $7000 in yellowbacks and heads out to buy mining equipment. Burridge has his man Powell kill Ide and retrieve the money and Nevada finds Ide just as the posse arrives. Found with the money Nevada is arrested and Burridge now gets Powell to incite the local citizens to lynch Nevada. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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HOT LEAD ANSWERS A CLAIM-JUMPING GANG!(original print ad-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zane Grey's Nevada See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

'Yellowbacks' were gold certificates issued by banks in place of gold coinage, and were so-called due to the yellow-orange colour of their backs. These were replaced by paper money later on - 'greenbacks'. See more »

Goofs

The Comstock Lode was initially mined in the 1850s. The characters are wearing clothes and using weapons from much later in the nineteenth century. See more »

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Sung to the tune of "Oh Susannah"
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Sung by Richard Martin, Chito in the first scenes
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The 27 Year Old Robert Mitchum
10 September 2003 | by The-Lonely-LondonerSee all my reviews

Apart from westerns, Robert Mitchum always looks slick in these black and white films, particularly in the 40's. He has an arched lip which sometimes has an evil curve when he's angry. He's usually pushed to his limit, but it's always the tall, broad shoulders that surfaces in every film he's in.


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