Marshal of Heldorado


1h 3m 1950

Brief Synopsis

The Tulliver brothers are terrorizing the town of Heldorado and Shamrock has been sent to round them up. Arriving posing as a dude, he gets two of them early when they shoot each other trying to shoot him. After he finishes off a third brother, the Tullivers bring in reinforcements and rob the bank. With his identity now revealed, Shamrock organizes a posse and they all head out after them.

Film Details

Release Date
Apr 21, 1950
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Lippert Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Lippert Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 3m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
4,837ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

After yet another shootout in the streets of Heldorado, Arizona, the marshal resigns, and The Colonel, who owns the bank, angrily confronts the mayor, Deacon, who was drinking in the saloon during the attack. Just as Deacon declares that it will be nearly impossible to find another man willing to serve as marshal, Russ "Lucky" Hayden enters the saloon. Deacon and The Colonel offer Lucky the job, and he accepts after The Colonel agrees to give him the free use of his cabin. Later, while riding through the countryside, Lucky encounters the outlaw Tulliver brothers, and nervously covers his badge and beats a hasty retreat. Back in town, prim, mild-mannered James "Shamrock" Ellison arrives seeking lodgings, and Lucky offers to rent him his cabin. Meanwhile, at the cabin, Doc and Jake Tulliver sneak in to retrieve some hidden loot from the chimney, and Doc is about to shoot his brother when Shamrock enters. Shamrock fights with the men, and the brothers shoot each other to death in the scuffle. Lucky then arrives to find Shamrock with a gun in his hand, but Shamrock swears he did not kill the Tullivers and insists that Lucky take the credit. After returning the stolen money to The Colonel, Lucky goes to the saloon and is spinning a colorful tale of slaying the Tulliver boys when two of the other brothers, Mike and Nate, walk in. Lucky abruptly changes his story, claiming that Shamrock deserves the credit, and Shamrock is taken to the bank, where The Colonel's daughter Ann pins a deputy's badge on him and invites him to dinner. When Shamrock goes to the barber, Razor, for a shave, he is alarmed to learn that Razor is the fifth Tulliver brother. While Shamrock's face is covered with a towel, Razor searches his belongings and finds a letter confirming Shamrock's appointment as a U.S. Marshal. Razor is about to cut Shamrock's throat when Deacon comes in and takes him to get some new clothes. That evening, Ann, who is smitten with Shamrock, convinces her father to give him a job in the bank. Razor comes by and tells The Colonel, who is in on the outlaws' schemes, that Shamrock is a special investigator sent by the governor, and that he is known as one of the deadliest shots in the West. Later that night, Nate tries to ambush Shamrock in the stable, but Shamrock shoots him. The next morning, as Shamrock starts his job at the bank, The Colonel visits the barber shop, and Razor instructs him to open the vault, telling him the gang will be there later that afternoon for the gold and the deputy. The Colonel objects to their plan to murder Shamrock, but Razor reminds The Colonel that he embezzled the bank's money to help out his homesteader friends. As the time for the robbery approaches, The Colonel admits everything to Shamrock, and when the Tulliver gang arrives, Shamrock, Lucky, Ann and The Colonel shoot it out with them. The Colonel is injured and several of the gang members escape. Shamrock then invokes his authority to deputize all of the men in the saloon, forcing them to form a posse and capture the outlaws. Later, The Colonel announces that the homesteaders have paid off their loan, and with the money recovered from the thieves, he is able to repay every cent. While the others celebrate this good news, Shamrock and Ann kiss.

Film Details

Release Date
Apr 21, 1950
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Lippert Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Lippert Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 3m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
4,837ft (6 reels)

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Modern sources add Carl Mathews to the cast.