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West of the Rio Grande (1944)

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57 min | Action, Western

Town boss Martin Keene is exacting heavy taxes on the citizens of Keenesburgh under penalty of taking away the land he originally sold them. With an impending election to decide the county seat, Keene is taking no chances on the ...See moreTown boss Martin Keene is exacting heavy taxes on the citizens of Keenesburgh under penalty of taking away the land he originally sold them. With an impending election to decide the county seat, Keene is taking no chances on the possibility of Centerville winning the election,and sends for gunman Wade Gunnerson to replace Sheriff Tom Boyd, whom he has murdered. While on his way, Gunnerson is beaten to the draw in a gun fight with undercover U.S. Marshal Nevada Jack McKenzie, who then poses as Gunners and plans with fellow marshal Sandy Hopkins to rout the Keene gang and ensure the townspeople of an honest election. Posing as a school teacher, Sandy gains the confidence of the townsfolk and with Judge Darcy and his daughter, Alice, proceeds with the details of the election. Keene gets word of Gunnerson's death and plans to eliminate Nevada. The latter, aware of Keene's plan, beats Keene to the draw and then helps to bring in the deciding votes form Northford. Nevada and Sandy ride out of town to new adventures. Written by Les Adams See less
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Betty Burbridge (story) (screenplay)
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Updated Aug 5, 1944

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Aug 5, 1944 (United States)

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Johnny Mack Brown
U.S. Marshal 'Nevada Jack' McKenzie U.S. Marshal 'Nevada Jack' McKenzie   See fewer
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Raymond Hatton
U.S. Marshal Sandy Hopkins U.S. Marshal Sandy Hopkins   See fewer
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Christine McIntyre
Alice Darcy Alice Darcy   See fewer
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Dennis Moore
Denny Boyd Denny Boyd   See fewer
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Lloyd Ingraham
Trooper Meade Trooper Meade   See fewer
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Kenneth MacDonald
Martin Keene Martin Keene   See fewer
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Frank LaRue
Judge Darcy (as Frank La Rue) Judge Darcy (as Frank La Rue)   See fewer
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Art Fowler
Nate Todd - Henchman Nate Todd - Henchman   See fewer
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Hugh Prosser
Lucky Cramer - Henchman Lucky Cramer - Henchman   See fewer
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Edmund Cobb
Curly - Henchman Curly - Henchman   See fewer
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Steve Clark
Doc Ely Doc Ely   See fewer
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Jack Rockwell
Sheriff Tom Boyd Sheriff Tom Boyd   See fewer
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Hal Price
Pop Grimsby Pop Grimsby   See fewer
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John Merton
Wade Gunnerson Wade Gunnerson   See fewer
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Lynton Brent
Henchman Harris (uncredited) Henchman Harris (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tommy Coats
Rancher (uncredited) Rancher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tex Driscoll
Rancher (uncredited) Rancher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Ferguson
Joe - Stagecoach Guard (uncredited) Joe - Stagecoach Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chick Hannan
Wilson - Henchman (uncredited) Wilson - Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Jones
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kansas Moehring
U.S. Marshal (uncredited) U.S. Marshal (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Morrell
Hank Judd (uncredited) Hank Judd (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fox O'Callahan
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bud Osborne
Rich - Henchman (uncredited) Rich - Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tex Palmer
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Post Park
Sam - Stagecoach Driver (uncredited) Sam - Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.6 / 10 | 10 votes