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The Missourians (1950)

In the little town of Dorado, widely known as a town with no crime and no bank to rob, young Polish-born Steve Kovacs is fighting a two-edged sword of prejudice; his foreign birth and also ... See full summary »

Director:

George Blair

Writer:

Arthur E. Orloff (screenplay)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Monte Hale ... Marshal Bill Blades
Paul Hurst ... John X. Finn
Roy Barcroft ... Nick Kovacs
Lyn Thomas ... Peg Finn
Howard Negley ... Lucius Paul Valentine (as Howard J. Negley)
Scott Elliott ... Steve Kovacs (as Robert Neil)
Lane Bradford ... Stash
John Hamilton ... Mayor McDowall
Sarah Padden ... Mother Kovacs
Charles Williams Charles Williams ... Postmaster Walt Williams
Perry Ivins Perry Ivins ... Judge
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Storyline

In the little town of Dorado, widely known as a town with no crime and no bank to rob, young Polish-born Steve Kovacs is fighting a two-edged sword of prejudice; his foreign birth and also the fact that his brother, Nick Kovacs, is the leader of an outlaw gang known as The Missourians. Marshal Bill Blades and lawyer John X. Finn are on the boy's side but are fighting a losing battle, especially when Nick brings his gang to Dorado away from the robbery and murder charges behind them in Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri. Nick uses threats against Mrs. Novaks, their mother, to force Steve to help him hold up and destroy a wagon train of supplies intended for the building of a new church. Masked, and wearing Steve's easily-recognized plaid shirt, Nick and his henchman Stash robs postmaster Walt of the $10,000 deposited there to pay for the church-building supplies, and the murder of Mayor McDowell by Lucius Valentine are both blamed on Steve. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

A FIGHTING MARSHAL GOES GUNNING FOR THE WORST MARAUDING BANDS OF THE OLD WEST! (original print ad-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bandoleiros do Missouri See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

[last lines]
Bill Blades: Well, they can't say you're not the best-dressed lawyer in Texas, John.
John X. Finn: I'd take that as a nasty crack if you wasn't our leadin' citizen and if it wasn't for you, we wouldn't have a church opening to go to.
Steve Kovacs: Or a town that finally gave me a chance.
Bill Blades: It takes more than one man to make a town a decent for folks to live in, Steve. It takes all the people.
John X. Finn: Well, come on, let's get out of here.
Bill Blades: Now wait a minute. Someone's got to ride ahead and warn the congregation about that suit. I'll ...
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Soundtracks

Roll Along, Wagon Wheels
Sung by Monte Hale
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