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The Plunderers

The Plunderers

Joseph Kane (1948)

87min
U Certificate
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Joseph Kane was among the most prolific directors of formulaic westerns at Republic Studios, but this is one of his more considered efforts. It's aimed less at the Saturday matinée crowd than at fans of the pulp novels that still had a sizeable stateside audience in the late 1940s. As a result, outlaw Forrest Tucker is a step up from a straightforward black-hatted villain, as army agent Rod Cameron discovers when he infiltrates his gang. That said, the Sioux attack on the fort returns the tale to traditional, unreconstructed western values.

Summary

A former soldier whose arm was paralysed in the American Civil War refuses to get involved when four men begin terrorising his home town. However, when they kill the sheriff, he resolves to put his traumatic past behind him and take up arms against the criminals. Western, starring Jeff Chandler and John Saxon.

Cast & Crew

John Druin Rod Cameron
Lin Conner Ilona Massey
Julie McCabe Lorna Gray
Whit Lacey Forrest Tucker
Sam Borden George Cleveland
Tap Lawrence Grant Withers
Eben Martin Taylor Holmes
Calico Paul Fix
Barnaby Francis Ford
Sergeant Major James Flavin
Director Joseph Kane
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Edited for violence.

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