Shadows on the Sage (1942)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Sub-Genres - B-Western  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Republic Pictures' final 1942 release was the "Three Mesquiteers" western Shadows on the Sage. The better-than-average plot (brainstormed by screenwriter J. Benton Cheney) finds our three heroes battling a crooked banker and an elusive bandit -- who happens to be the exact double of Mesquiteer Tucson Smith (Bob Steele). The other members of the courageous triumvirate are Tom Tyler as Stony Brooke and future Mickey Mouse Club host Jimmy Dodd, here replacing Rufe Davis as Lullaby Joslin. The most memorable supporting players include corpulent Frank Capra-"regular" Harry Holman as the ineffectual sheriff and juvenile performer Freddie Mercer as a would-be lawman. The leading lady is Cheryl Walker, one year away from her bid for stardom as the idealized "Eileen" in Stage Door Canteen.

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bad-guy, bank-personnel, chase, conflict, corruption, cowboy, employment, gangster, good-guy, gunfighter, justice, killing, outlaw [Western], sheriff, shoot-out, small-town, tracking [following]