Stakeout!


1h 21m 1962

Brief Synopsis

Father Joe Dasco, played by actor Bing Russell, is realeased from prison after servering a three year term for bank robber. He reunites with his ten year old son, played by actor Billy E. Hughes, Jr. The two go from place to place looking for work in the oil fields of Texas. Not able to hold a job, Joe Dasco, Sr. along with actor, Bill Foster and Robert "Whitey" Hughes, scheme a kidnapping of an oil barons son, played by Christopher Wayne. The kiddnapping goes sour and Joe Dasco is shot and killed, leaving his Joey [Billy E. Hughes, Jr.] to be award of the state.

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 1962
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Hughes Productions
Distribution Company
Crown International Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 21m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

Upon being released from prison, Joe is reunited with his 10-year-old son, Joey, and gets a job; but his employer's wife, who knows of his record, has him fired. Joe and Joey go to Wichita Falls, where Joe becomes a driller in the Stoddard oil fields. They are befriended by the foreman, Gus, but Joe is again fired because of his past history. Unemployed and desperate, Joe calls upon Benny, a former prison pal, to help him kidnap the Stoddard boy and hold him for ransom. They carry out the crime and hide out in a shack to await the ransom payment. They are discovered by a low-flying plane; and as the police close in, Joe saves the little boy from being killed by the other kidnaper at the cost of his own life. Joey, a witness to his father's heroism, is adopted by their friend, Gus.

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 1962
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Hughes Productions
Distribution Company
Crown International Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 21m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

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Notes

Filmed in Texas. Producer Robert Hughes also acts in the film as Whitey Hughes.