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Sheriff of Cimarron (1945)

Cimarron is a wild town overrun by outlaws. Sunset, who was framed as a cattle rustler, has just been released from prison after 3 years when he winds up in Cimarron. On his first day there... See full summary »


Yakima Canutt


Bennett Cohen (original screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Sunset Carson ... Sunset Carson
Linda Stirling ... Helen Burton
Olin Howland ... Pinky Snyder (as Olin Howlin)
Riley Hill ... Ted Carson
Jack Ingram ... M'Cord
Tom London ... Frank Holden
Jack Kirk ... John Burton
Robert J. Wilke ... Dobie - Henchman (as Bob Wilke)
Jack O'Shea ... Shad - Henchman
Ed Cassidy ... Sheriff Sam Duncan (as Edward Cassidy)
George Chesebro ... Mine Owner
Sylvia Arslan Sylvia Arslan ... Girl Prankster
Dickie Dillon Dickie Dillon ... Boy Prankster


Cimarron is a wild town overrun by outlaws. Sunset, who was framed as a cattle rustler, has just been released from prison after 3 years when he winds up in Cimarron. On his first day there, he foils a robbery attempt of the express office and kills 2 of the 3 outlaws. The greatful town makes him sheriff and the next day, he foils another robbery of the gold in the express office. What Sunset does not know is that his brother Ted is the leader of the outlaws and was the one who framed him for the cattle rustling. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Release Date:

28 February 1945 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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When Pinky arrives home after Sunset is falsely accused, a crew member's hand can be seen taking hold of the doorknob to close the door. See more »


[Dobie "toasts" Ted Carson, the Sonora Kid]
Dobie: The Sonora Kid is a gentle lamb / His fleece is black as snow...
[Ted shoots the whiskey bottle out of Dobie's hand]
Ted Carson: Nobody asked your opinion.
Dobie: What's eatin' you?
Ted Carson: I don't like your brand of humor. Next time, I'll aim at your funny bone.
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Carson Family Values
10 July 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Sheriff Of Cimarron finds Sunset Carson recently released from prison for cattle rustling. He's done three years and little does he suspect that it was his own brother who framed him for a crime he didn't commit. For a G rated cowboy film this is pretty unusual as they stressed family values to the Nth degree. It's also pretty cold.

When Sunset as a private citizen prevents a pair of holdups the citizens of Cimarron make him the sheriff. But brother Ted played by Riley Hill wants his good brother the sheriff out of the way as he's cramping his operation even though Sunset doesn't know his brother's behind it.

Hill is one coldblooded character. We wouldn't see feuding brothers like this in a western until Winchester 73 with James Stewart and Stephen McNally.

For comic relief we get Olin Howlin the butt of juvenile humor by some town juveniles. That we could have done without.

Sheriff At Cimarron is pretty good with potential to be something better. Herbert J. Yates should have spent some more money on it.

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