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Short Grass
     

Short Grass

Director: Lesley Selander, Rod Cameron, Cathy Downs, Johnny Mack Brown

Cast: Lesley Selander, Rod Cameron, Cathy Downs, Johnny Mack Brown

 
Western aficionados tend to regard Short Grass as the best-ever directorial effort by Lesley Selander. Considerably longer than most Monogram westerns (82 minutes), the film never lags, thanks to the expertise of Selander and a top-rank cast. Rod Cameron plays Steve, a drifter who briefly settles down on a ranch. During a range war, Steve comes to blows with

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Western aficionados tend to regard Short Grass as the best-ever directorial effort by Lesley Selander. Considerably longer than most Monogram westerns (82 minutes), the film never lags, thanks to the expertise of Selander and a top-rank cast. Rod Cameron plays Steve, a drifter who briefly settles down on a ranch. During a range war, Steve comes to blows with avaricious rancher Hal Fenton (Morris Ankrum). Shortly thereafter, a man is killed and Steve is implicated in the crime. He leaves town in a hurry, returning five years later to clear his name and reclaim his land. He finds that his former girl friend Sharon (Cathy Downs) is married to alcoholic newspaperman John Devore (Tris Coffin), and that Fenton now holds the commuity in an iron grip of fear. Lawman Keown (Johnny Mack Brown) can't administer justice because of the political strings pulled by the villains. With Steve's help, Keown and the rest of the town's honest citizens are finally able to swing into action, leading to a superbly staged climax. Comic actor Raymond Walburn essays a relatively straight role as the town's leading citizen.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/14/2013
UPC:
0883316790540
Original Release:
1950
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
14,802

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rod Cameron Steve
Cathy Downs Sharon
Johnny Mack Brown Keown
Raymond Walburn McKenna
Jonathan Hale Bissell
Morris Ankrum Hal Fenton
Harry Woods Dreen
Marlo Dwyer Jennie
Riley Hill Randee
Jeff York Curley
Stanley Andrews Pete
Jack Ingram Jack
Myron Healey Les
Felipe Turich Manuel
George Lewis Diego
Tristram Coffin John Devore
Alan Hale Chris
Lee Tung Foo Lin
Kermit Maynard Actor
Rory Mallinson Jim Westfall

Technical Credits
Lesley Selander Director
Tom Blackburn Screenwriter
Raymond Boltz Set Decoration/Design
Scott R. Dunlap Producer
Edward Kay Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Otho Lovering Editor
Dave Milton Art Director
Harry Neumann Cinematographer
Louis Phillippi Makeup
Vin Taylor Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Short Grass
1. Chapter 1 [10:00]
2. Chapter 2 [10:00]
3. Chapter 3 [10:00]
4. Chapter 4 [10:01]
5. Chapter 5 [10:02]
6. Chapter 6 [9:56]
7. Chapter 7 [10:00]
8. Chapter 8 [10:00]
9. Chapter 9 [9:49]

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