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Rimfire (1949)

Approved | | Western | 25 March 1949 (USA)
An undercover army officer investigating the theft of army gold shipments takes a job as deputy in a small town that's being terrorized by what they believe is the ghost of a gambler who ... See full summary »

Director:

B. Reeves Eason

Writers:

Ron Ormond (original story), Arthur St. Claire (original story) (as Arthur St. Clair) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Millican ... Capt. Tom Harvey
Mary Beth Hughes ... Polly
Reed Hadley ... The Abilene Kid
Henry Hull ... Nathaniel Greeley
Victor Kilian ... Sheriff Jim Jordan
Fuzzy Knight ... Porky Hodges
Chris-Pin Martin ... Chico (as Chris Pin Martin)
George Cleveland ... Judge Gardner
Margia Dean ... Lolita
Ray Bennett ... Barney Bernard
Glenn Strange ... Curt Calvin (as Glen Strange)
John Cason ... Blazer
Jason Robards Sr. ... Elkins - Banker (as Jason Robards)
I. Stanford Jolley ... Toad Tyler (as Stanford Jolley)
Ben Erway ... Deputy Sheriff Harry Wilson
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An undercover army officer investigating the theft of army gold shipments takes a job as deputy in a small town that's being terrorized by what they believe is the ghost of a gambler who was wrongly convicted and hanged for those robberies. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Every Man's Back Was A Target For His VENGEANCE!

Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Geistersch├╝tze See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The last feature film directed by veteran action specialist B. Reeves Eason. He did some second-unit work on features after this and some television directing, but this was the last feature he directed. See more »

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Interesting, Offbeat B-Picture
25 December 2009 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

The Abiline Kid is set up and convicted by a Kangaroo court for using marked cards. Executed by hanging, he seemingly returns as a ghost to terrorize and wreak vengeance on the guilty town that murdered him.

Rimfire is loaded with great character actors, including James Millican, Reed Hadley, Jason Robards Sr., and Fuzzy Knight, alongside two previous Universal monsters, The Werewolf Of London's Henry Hull and Glen Strange, the last of the classic Frankenstein monsters!

Although it's running time could (and should) have been stretched a little for greater suspense, this is still an entertaining, if compact, western whodunit with lots of great scenes.

It can also be viewed as sort of a forerunner (along with Django Il Bastardo) to Clint Eastwood's High Plains Drifter. In fact, the three would make a great triple feature.


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