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Director  Fred C. Brannon
Music director  Stanley Wilson
Producer  Franklin Adreon
Writer  Ronald Davidson
Language  English
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Western
Screenplay  Ronald Davidson
Duration  
Country  United States
Desperadoes of the West movie poster
Release date  [2 August 1950
Cast  Tom Keene (Ward Gordon (as Richard Powers)), Judy Clark (Sally Arnold), Roy Barcroft (Henchman Hacker), I. Stanford Jolley (J.B. 'Dude' Dawson), Lee Phelps (Rusty Steele)
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Desperadoes of the West (1950) is a Republic film serial.

Contents

Cast

  • Richard Powers as Ward Gordon
  • Judy Clark as Sally Arnold
  • Roy Barcroft as Hacker, a henchman
  • I. Stanford Jolley as J. B. "Dude" Dawson
  • Lee Phelps as Rusty Steele
  • Lee Roberts as Larson, a henchman
  • Cliff Clark as Colonel Arnold
  • Production

    Desperadoes of the West was budgeted at $153,081 although the final negative cost was $150,246 (a $2,835, or 1.9%, under spend). It was the cheapest Republic serial of 1950.

    It was filmed between 31 May and 22 June 1950 under the working titles Bandit King of Oklahoma and Desperado Kings of the West. The serial's production number was 1708.

    Stunts

  • Tom Steele as Ward Gordon (doubling Richard Powers)
  • Dale Van Sickel as Hacker/Ward Gordon (doubleing Roy Barcroft & Richard Powers)
  • John Daheim
  • Special effects

    Special effects by the Lydecker brothers.

    Theatrical

    Desperadoes of the West's official release date is 2 August 1950, although this is actually the date the sixth chapter was made available to film exchanges.

    Chapter titles

    1. Tower of Jeopardy (20min)
    2. Perilous Barrier (13min 20s)
    3. Flaming Cargo (13min 20s)
    4. Trail of Terror (13min 20s)
    5. Plunder Cave (13min 20s)
    6. Six-Gun Hijacker (13min 20s)
    7. The Powder Keg (13min 20s)
    8. Desperate Venture (13min 20s)
    9. Stagecoach to Eternity (13min 20s)
    10. Hidden Desperado (13min 20s) - a re-cap chapter
    11. Open Warfare (13min 20s)
    12. Desperate Gamble (13min 20s)

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    References

    Desperadoes of the West Wikipedia
    Desperadoes of the West IMDb Desperadoes of the West themoviedb.org


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