Tough Assignment (1949)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Run Time - 64 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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William "One Take" Beaudine warms the director's chair for Lippert Pictures' Tough Assignment. The film is essentially a combination western and contemporary crime yarn, with Don Barry cast as Dan Reilly, a frontier journalist. With the help of his wife Margie (Marjorie Steele), Dan tries to get the goods on a gang of clever cattle rustlers. The main villain is played by Steve Brodie, while his henchmen are played by Marc Lawrence and Ben Welden -- an intimidating lineup indeed. Comedy relief is supplied by Sid Melton, soon to become a "regular" in Lippert's low-budgeters of the 1950s.



gangster, journalism, husband-and-wife, rustler