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The Deadline (1931)

On parole from prison for a murder he did not commit, and not allowed to carry a gun, Buck sets out to find the real killer. His clue is a corner torn off a wanted poster with some ... See full summary »

Director:

Lambert Hillyer

Writers:

Lambert Hillyer (story and dialogue), Lambert Hillyer (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Buck Jones ... Buck Donlin (as Charles 'Buck' Jones)
Loretta Sayers ... Helen Evans
Robert Ellis ... Ira Coleman
Edward LeSaint ... Henry Evans (as Edward J. LeSaint)
G. Raymond Nye ... Sheriff Grady
Knute Erickson ... Otto - Blacksmith (as Knute Erikson)
George Ernest ... Jimmy
Harry Todd ... Chloride
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Storyline

On parole from prison for a murder he did not commit, and not allowed to carry a gun, Buck sets out to find the real killer. His clue is a corner torn off a wanted poster with some handwriting on it. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Desperate Deeds and Daring Dangers!


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Trivia

This film's initial New York City telecast took place Tuesday 25 October 1956 on WATV (Channel 13). See more »

Goofs

In the 1953 TV re-release, Knute Erickson's last name is misspelled "Erikson". See more »

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Moody 'B' Western
17 December 2016 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

This moody little western is the first Buck Jones western I've ever seen and portrays him in an interestingly ambivalent light as a man with a quick temper who has been jailed for five years for allegedly accidentally killing a man by a blow to the head. The film opens with him being released on parole after serving a year, and establishes from the outset an element of suspense in that he will have to walk away from any potential confrontation he encounters; a situation he is not temperamentally cut out for.

Writer-director Lambert Hillyer does his usual workmanlike job, assisted in this instance by atmospheric photography by Byron Haskin, notably in a bank robbery staged at night after hours.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadline See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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