The Nevadan

Overview

Those westerns produced by the team of star Randolph Scott and producer Harry Joe Brown tended to be several notches above the norm, and The Nevadan is no exception. Scott is cast as U.S. marshal Andrew Barkeley, who goes undercover in a federal pen to get a line on $250,000 in stolen money. Barkeley arranges for chief suspect Tom Tanner Forrest Tucker to escape from jail, the better to trail Tanner to the hiding place for the loot. If it were that easy, of course, the film would be over in 15 minutes. ...
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Overview

Those westerns produced by the team of star Randolph Scott and producer Harry Joe Brown tended to be several notches above the norm, and The Nevadan is no exception. Scott is cast as U.S. marshal Andrew Barkeley, who goes undercover in a federal pen to get a line on $250,000 in stolen money. Barkeley arranges for chief suspect Tom Tanner Forrest Tucker to escape from jail, the better to trail Tanner to the hiding place for the loot. If it were that easy, of course, the film would be over in 15 minutes. Complicating matters is avaricious rancher Edward Galt George Macready, who also covets the stolen cash. Dorothy Malone adds "heart interest" as Galt's daughter. The chase and fistfight scenes are well-integrated into the suspenseful screenplay. The director was Gordon Douglas, an efficient craftsman who nonetheless wasn't nearly as skilled as Randy Scott's future collaborator Budd Boetticher.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/20/2010
  • UPC: 043396372795
  • Original Release: 1950
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  • Source: Sony Pictures Home
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 29,692

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Randolph Scott Andrew Barkley
Dorothy Malone Karen Galt
Forrest Tucker Tom Tanner
Frank Faylen Jeff
George Macready Edward Galt
Charles Kemper Dyke Merrick
Jeff Corey Bart
Tom Powers Bill Martin
Stanley Andrews Deputy Morgan
Kate Lawson Mama Lito
Olin Howland Rusty
Louis Mason Duke
James Kirkwood Tex
Jock Mahoney Sandy
Technical Credits
Gordon M. Douglas Director
George Brooks Art Director
Harry Joe Brown Producer
Rowland Brown Screenwriter
Richard Fantl Editor
George W. George Screenwriter
Charles Lawton Cinematographer
Paul Malcolm Makeup
Arthur Morton Score Composer
George F. Slavin Screenwriter
Morris W. Stoloff Musical Direction/Supervision
Frank A. Tuttle Set Decoration/Design
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