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Crooked River (1950)

Approved | | Action, Romance, Western | 9 June 1950 (USA)
After Shamrock breaks up a stage robbery attempt by Kent and his men, he trails them to their hideout. Posing as an outlaw he joins them and meets their leader Lucky. But Kent and the ... See full summary »

Director:

Thomas Carr

Writers:

Ron Ormond (original screenplay), Maurice Tombragel (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Ellison ... Shamrock Ellison (as Jimmie 'Shamrock' Ellison)
Russell Hayden ... Lucky Hayden (as Russ 'Lucky' Hayden)
Raymond Hatton ... Colonel
Fuzzy Knight ... Deacon
Julie Adams ... Ann Hayden (as Betty Adams)
Tom Tyler ... Weston - Henchman
George J. Lewis ... Deke Gentry (as George Lewis)
John Cason ... Kent
Stanley Price ... Sheriff
Stephen Carr ... Butch - Henchman
Dennis Moore ... Bob - Henchman
George Chesebro ... Dad Ellison
Bud Osborne ... Bud - Stage Driver
Jimmy Martin ... Henchman (as Jimmie Martin)
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After Shamrock breaks up a stage robbery attempt by Kent and his men, he trails them to their hideout. Posing as an outlaw he joins them and meets their leader Lucky. But Kent and the others soon quit Lucky to go with the more famous outlaw Gentry. Shamrock learns of their plans and organizes a posse to face them in a showdown. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Bullet See more »

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Lippert Pictures See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Narrator: Southwest terriorty, 1860: The West was young and growing. Timbered with pioneers who hoped to tame this new land into a literal paradise for their cattle and farms.
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Where Hoppy's sidekicks go
17 August 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

James Ellison and Russell Hayden teamed up for a series of truly cheaply produced westerns for anemically budgeted studio Lippert Pictures. Both are known for being former sidekicks of Hopalong Cassidy back in their respective salad days.

Some truly bad editing butchered this film as Ellison tries to find the murderers of his parents from back when he was a kid. After saving sheriff Raymond Hatton's life, Hatton makes him a deputy as this same gang is operating in his jurisdiction.

Hayden is involved with the group as is his sister, but due to the bad editing I'm not sure how. The gang has a truly murderous plan involving using a Gatling gun on the whole town.

People like Ellison and Hayden because of the Hoppy connection have their following among western fans. For them this is recommended and not for too many others.


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