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Rustlers on Horseback (1950)

The people around the town of Sloan Junction think that George Parradine is just a harmless book salesman, but he heads a gang of crooks planning to rob and pillage on a large scale. Their ... See full summary »


Fred C. Brannon


Richard Wormser


Complete credited cast:
Allan Lane ... Marshal Rocky Lane (as Allan 'Rocky' Lane)
Black Jack Black Jack ... Black Jack
Eddy Waller ... Nugget Clark
Roy Barcroft ... Leo Straykin
Claudia Barrett ... Carol Reynolds
John Eldredge ... George Parradine
George Nader ... Jack Reynolds
Forrest Taylor ... Josh Taylor
John Cason ... Henchman Murray
Stuart Randall ... Jake Clune
Douglas Evans Douglas Evans ... Lawyer Ken Jordan
Tom Monroe Tom Monroe ... Guard Outside Hotel
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The people around the town of Sloan Junction think that George Parradine is just a harmless book salesman, but he heads a gang of crooks planning to rob and pillage on a large scale. Their base of operations is the Reynolds ranch acquired by Parradine's front man, Leo Straykin, after killing the former owner. Needing money to finance their plan, they have rigged a scheme to cheat easterner Josh Taylor out of the $125,000 he is carrying to invest in the Reynolds ranch for a large group of people who want to settle there. To help check the titles and boundaries, Taylor has brought along a lawyer, Kenneth Jordan, and a surveyor, Johnny Bennett, who is really Jack Reynolds, the son of the former owner who is trying to find out who murdered his father. Circumstances permit undercover Marshal Rocky Lane to join the outlaw gang as a gunman, and with him is his sidekick, Nugget Clark, an itinerant patient medicine peddler. Rocky is working to uncover the identity of the head man, and his ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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In an early scene, Clune is knocked off his horse. An obvious dummy is shown being dragged behind his horse instead of Clune. See more »


[Rocky and Jack have just knocked out two henchmen]
Nugget Clark: All finished?
Marshal Rocky Lane: No, just getting started!
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A bit more plot
24 July 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Rustlers On Horseback has a bit more plot to it than the usual B western from Republic. US Marshal Rocky Lane through a streak of good fortune has his prisoner killed by outlaws and then is mistaken for that prisoner. Which allows him to infiltrate the gang his prisoner was traveling to join for a bit of undercover work.

Good thing too because the outlaw gang that Roy Barcroft leads has quite a scheme in mind for a place that Barcroft murdered the owner to acquire. It makes a perfect hideout for an outlaw gang. But there is also Forrest Taylor who is bringing over a $100,000.00 to buy parcels of land for a new settlement. The idea is to steal his money and keep the ranch. And Barcroft is the muscle, there's a different guy who is doing the planning.

As these type westerns were meant for the Saturday matinée kid crowd usually the emphasis is on action. Action there is, but this one also has an interesting story line for us older kids as well.

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Release Date:

23 October 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Rancho da Discórdia See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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