GenreAction, Romance, Western Duration CountryUnited States
WriterBlake Edwards, John C. Champion Release dateFebruary 22, 1948 (1948-02-22) ScreenplayBlake Edwards, John C. Champion CastRod Cameron (John Sands), Cathy Downs (Jean 'Dusty' Stewart), Reed Hadley (Matt Garson), Anne Gwynne (June O'Carroll), Blake Edwards (Floyd Schofield) Similar moviesJoe Kidd, Shane, El Topo, Shalako, The Gunfighter, Hannie Caulder
TaglineSEE The fiercest man-to-man fight ever caught on film! The last, wild stand of the Panhandle outlaws! The women who were more than a match for Texas badmen!
Panhandle is a 1948 film directed by Lesley Selander. This Western marked the writing and producing debuts of Blake Edwards and John C. Champion. Champion later reworked the story as the 1966 Audie Murphy western, The Texican. The team of Edwards, Champion, Selander, and star Rod Cameron reteamed the following year for the western Stampede. Edwards later produced the police drama City Detective starring Cameron. The series was the first syndicated on television.
The two producers raised $40,000 of the budget themselves, with Monogram providing $140,000.