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The Nevadan1950

The Nevadan (1950)





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Those westerns produced by the team of star Randolph Scott and producer Harry Joe Brown tended to be several notches above the norm, and The Nevadan is no exception. Scott is cast as U.S. marshal Andrew Barkeley, who goes undercover in a federal pen to get a line on $250,000 in stolen money. Barkeley arranges for chief suspect Tom Tanner (Forrest Tucker) to escape from jail, the better to trail Tanner to the hiding place for the loot. If it were that easy, of course, the film would be over in 15 minutes. Complicating matters is avaricious rancher Edward Galt (George Macready), who also covets the stolen cash. Dorothy Malone adds "heart interest" as Galt's daughter. The chase and fistfight scenes are well-integrated into the suspenseful screenplay. The director was Gordon Douglas, an efficient craftsman who nonetheless wasn't nearly as skilled as Randy Scott's future collaborator Budd Boetticher.

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Randolph Scott
as Andrew Barclay
Forrest Tucker
as Tom Tanner
Dorothy Malone
as Karen Galt
George Macready
as Edward Galt
Charles Kemper
as Dyke Merrick
Tom Powers
as Bill Martin
Stanley Andrews
as Deputy Morgan
Kate Lawson
as Mama Lito
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