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Deputy Marshal

Deputy Marshal(1949)

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Brief Synopsis

A few minutes before he is killed by an unseen gunman using a split-butt rifle, in a saloon in Tumult, Wyoming, railway employee Harley Masters (Wheaton Chambers) gives a secret map to Deputy Marshal Ed Garry (Jon Hall.) Garry is questioned about the murder by Master's niece Janet (Frances Langford); her cousin Bill Masters (Russell Hayden); the town big-shot, Joel Benton (Dick Foran) and Doc Vinson (Clem Bevans). Garry meets Claire Benton (Julie Bishop) when her brother and his henchman Eli Cressett (Joe Sawyer) question Garry about the map. Garry accuses Cressett of being one of the two wanted men he is seeking. Cressett, aided by Benton, escapes from jail. Garry and Janet find a split-butt rifle near where one of her hands was killed in a rustling raid. They take it to town and Garry telegraphs the Winchester Arms Company and asks the name of the purchaser based on their serial number records. Cressett meets with Bill Masters, the real leader of the gang, and is offered more money if he will kill Benton. He agrees, but intends to double-cross Masters.

Cast & Crew

William Berke Director
Jon Hall Ed Garry
Frances Langford Janet Masters
Dick Foran Joel Benton, also known as Jed Northey
Julie Bishop Claire Benton, also known as Claire Northey
Joe Sawyer Eli Cresset, also known as Colt Redwood
Russell Hayden Bill Masters
Clem Bevans Doc Allen Vinson
Vince Barnett Hotel clerk
Mary Gordon Mrs. Lance
Stanley Blystone Leo Hanald
Kenne Duncan Kyle Freeling
Roy Butler Weed Toler

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1949 Production Date:  Comm--Video West; AFI
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Lippert Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Lippert Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  73 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  6,597    
Duration(reels):  8    

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