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Western Pacific Agent

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Director  Sam Newfield
Music director  Albert Glasser
Story by  Milton M. Raison
Country  United States
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama
Screenplay  Fred Myton
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Language  English
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Release date  April 10, 1950 (1950-04-10) (U.S. premiere) March 17, 1950 (1950-03-17)
Writer  Fred Myton, Milton Raison (story)
Cast  Kent Taylor (Rod Kendall), Sheila Ryan (Martha Stuart), Mickey Knox (Frank Wickens), Morris Carnovsky (Joe 'Pop' Wickens), Robert Lowery (Bill Stuart), Sid Melton (Elmer)
Related Sam Newfield movies  The Gambler and the Lady (1952), Apology for Murder (1945), The Kid Rides Again (1943), Oath of Vengeance (1944), Six-Gun Rhythm (1939)
Tagline  STOP . . . killer on a rampage! LOOK . . . violence rides the rails! LISTEN . . . guns blast the night!

Western Pacific Agent is a 1950 Sigmund Neufeld Productions crime drama starring Kent Taylor, Sheila Ryan, and Mickey Knox. The picture was directed by Sam Newfield and written by Fred Myton based on a story by Milton Raison. It was released in West Germany as Jack der Killer.

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When released in 2008 on DVD, the New York Times called it a "terse crime film".

Plot

The setting is the present-day American West. Detectives for the Western Pacific Railroad investigate several murders, including one of a railroad detective killed during a train robbery.

Cast

  • Kent Taylor as Rod Kendall
  • Sheila Ryan as Martha Stuart
  • Mickey Knox as Frank Wickens
  • Morris Carnovsky as Joe 'Pop' Wickens
  • Robert Lowery as Bill Stuart
  • Other

    It was the last Hollywood film Morris Carnovsky made before he was blacklisted.

    References

    Western Pacific Agent Wikipedia
    Western Pacific Agent IMDb Western Pacific Agent themoviedb.org


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