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Black Hills (1947)

Two frontiersmen try to avenge the murder of a struggling rancher.


Ray Taylor


Joseph F. Poland (original screenplay) (as Joseph Poland)


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Stars: Eddie Dean, White Cloud, Roscoe Ates


Complete credited cast:
Eddie Dean ... Eddie Dean
White Cloud White Cloud ... Eddie Dean's horse
Roscoe Ates ... Soapy Jones
Shirley Patterson ... Janet Hadley
Terry Frost ... Dan Kirby
Steve Drake ... Larry Hadley
Nina Bara Nina Bara ... Chiquita
William Fawcett ... Clerk Tuttle (as Bill Fawcett)
Lane Bradford ... Henchman Al Cooper
Lee Morgan ... Sheriff
George Chesebro ... Land Agent Henry Allen
Andy Parker Andy Parker ... Cowhand / Guitar Player
The Plainsmen The Plainsmen ... Cowhands / Musicians


When Hadley finds gold on his land, Kirby kills him and then goes after Hadley's ranch. After Eddie Dean foils Kirby's robbery attempt, Kirby forces the assistant land agent Tuttle to sell the ranch to him. But Eddie learns of the forgery thru Tuttle's boss and goes after Kirby. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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EDDIE SMASHES THE BAD MEN OF THE BAD LANDS! (original poster - all caps) See more »


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Release Date:

26 October 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cowboy Serenade See more »


Box Office


$414,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Black Hills
Written by Eddie Dean and Hal Blair
Sung by Eddie Dean with The Plainsmen
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Eddie Dean's Final Feature
17 October 2009 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

Tresspassing villains run across a local ranch owner in his recently discovered goldmine and promptly kill him in order to try and swindle his heirs out of the ranch and the secret mine.

Luckily for the son and daughter of the rancher, their old friend Eddie Dean is already on his way to the ranch to work as the new foreman and doesn't mind righting a few wrongs in addition to his work duties.

Black Hills is pleasant enough if not particularly memorable entertainment with the requisite amount of gun play and horse riding.

Eddie's always good for a few songs, but in this they seem to have been lifted lifted from previous films!

With the exception of the brief theatrical run of The Night Rider, a twenty-six minute failed TV pilot with Johnny Cash, this was Dean's final appearance in a theatrical motion picture and the final film produced by poverty row studio Producers Releasing Corporation.

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