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Trouble at Melody Mesa (1949)

Approved | | Western | 1 July 1949 (USA)
Jimmy's father, a rancher, died in suspicious circumstances. To make things worse, Jimmy's disreputable uncle has a plot to take over the ranch. Jimmy turns to his friend Brad, the Marshal, for help.

Director:

W. Merle Connell

Writer:

Ned Dandy (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad King ... Marshal Brad
Cal Shrum Cal Shrum ... Cal Shrum
Walt Shrum Walt Shrum ... Walt Shrum
I. Stanford Jolley ... Mark Simmons (as Stanford Jolley)
Lorraine Michie Lorraine Michie ... Mathilda Matty Simmons
Alta Lee Alta Lee ... Alta Lee
Jimmie Shrum Jimmie Shrum ... Jimmy Henshaw (as Jimmy Shrum)
Stacey Alexander Stacey Alexander ... Hash Brown
Robert Hoag Robert Hoag ... Fiddle Player Happy (as Pappy Hoag)
Carl Sepulveda ... Henchman
Shorty Williams Shorty Williams ... Henchman
Bob Woodward ... Henchman (as Shorty Woodward)
Lefty Walker Lefty Walker ... Musician
Ace Dehne Ace Dehne ... Ace
Frank Bertoldi Frank Bertoldi ... Musician
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Jimmy's father, a rancher, died in suspicious circumstances. To make things worse, Jimmy's disreputable uncle has a plot to take over the ranch. Jimmy turns to his friend Brad, the Marshal, for help.

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murder | land swindle | See All (2) »

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ROARING GUNS SPEAK THE LAW OF JUSTICE! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1949 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Filmed in 1944, the film bears a 1948 copyright statement, but there is no record that it was ever copyrighted. See more »

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Ugh!
2 January 2006 | by SpuzzlightyearSee all my reviews

Almost the worst western you'll ever see, 'Trouble At Melody Mesa' features one of those "Who killed my brother?" plots so prevalent in westerns and basically slows it down to a near crawl with boring acting, an indecipherable plot and plodding action sequences. First, it's hard to tell who the real lead is, as there seems to be 2 main male protagonists here, both slow and oddly unattractive. The antagonist, who of course is the suspicious bad guy, isn't that bad, as if he knows he's got to be the one to rise above this mess. There is a love interest too. Lorraine Mickie. Now, I have no idea of who this person is, but I have to say that this is probably one of the worst performances I have EVER seen. Oh, god, she was so BAD. She gives Diane Mahree's performance in 'Manos, Hands Of Fate' some serious competition. Now, with a title like "Trouble at Melody Mesa" you'd expect some music right? Well, there IS country music performed, but it's played so lifeless and stilted. Like what was up with that? Also, if anyone can explain the ending to me, I'd be most grateful.


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