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Streets of Ghost Town (1950)

Steve, Smiley, and the Sheriff come to a ghost town looking for missing gold. In flashback, Steve tells the story of Bill Donner who doublecrossed his partners to get the gold. Donner, now ... See full summary »

Director:

Ray Nazarro

Writer:

Barry Shipman (original screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
Charles Starrett ... Steve Woods / The Durango Kid
George Chesebro ... Bill Donner
Mary Ellen Kay ... Doris Donner
Stanley Andrews ... Dusty Creek Sheriff
Frank Fenton ... Bart Selby
Don Reynolds Don Reynolds ... Tommy Donner (as Don Reynolds 'Brown Jug')
Ozie Waters Ozie Waters ... Ozie Waters
Colorado Rangers Colorado Rangers ... Singing Homesteaders
Smiley Burnette ... Smiley Burnette
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Steve, Smiley, and the Sheriff come to a ghost town looking for missing gold. In flashback, Steve tells the story of Bill Donner who doublecrossed his partners to get the gold. Donner, now blind and in jail, refuses to tell where the gold is hidden. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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BLASTING OUTLAW SPOOKS WITH SIX-GUNS! (original print ad-all caps) See more »


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Trivia

The name of the ghost town, "Shadeville", is an inside joke. "Shade" is an old British term for a ghost and "ville" is another name for town. See more »

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Edited from Gunning for Vengeance (1946) See more »

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Oh, Susanna
Written by Stephen Foster
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Reusing old westerns
4 May 2007 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

I found it interesting that this film was not original, but used stock footage from previous westerns: "Gunning For Vengeance" and "Landrush." I always suspected that a lot of the shooting and chasing in westerns appeared the same, but I never realized that they actually used the same film. Roger Corman would be proud.

I also found it interesting in this particular western the use of the protection racket by the outlaws. Agasin, something I had never seen previously. Using stampeding horses or cows to intimidate and collect protection money. Cowboy Mafia? The cowboys here, including the Durtango Kid, really need to take some shooting lessons. Bullets were flying all over the place and no one got shot./ The only time anyone did get shot was at point blank range from 3-4 feet. Interesting.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Caverna do Diabo See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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