Rimfire (1949)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - G
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Bargain-budget Screen Guild Productions was in the process of metamorphosing into Lippert Studios when Rimfire was filmed in 1949. This "government vs. gold thieves" affair has all of the virtues of the eager-to-please Lippert production team and none of the shortcomings of the pinchpenny Screen Guild operation. James Millican heads the cast as a special agent tracking down a lost shipment of Army gold. This leads him to a superstition-laden village where the townsfolk are convinced that the ghost of a hanged gambler is wreaking all sorts of havoc. It doesn't take Millican long to get to the bottom of the occult activity-and to locate the gold robbers in the process. With bigger star names, Rimfire might have secured better bookings; still, it did respectable business under the circumstances.




accusation, afterlife, army, cheating, con/scam, death, false-accusation, frame-up, gambling, ghost, gold, investigation, investigator, killing, murder, outlaw [Western], revenge, townspeople, tracking [following], agent [representative], lynching, undercover