Republic Pictures (1945)
Comedy, Adventure, Western, Romance, Action
USA | English | Black/White | 1h 22min

In 1871, professional gambler John Devlin elopes with Sandra "Sandy" Poli, daughter of Marko Poli, an immigrant who has risen to railroad tycoon. Sandy, knowing that the railroad is to be extended into Dakota, plans to use their $20,000 nest egg to buy land options to sell to the railroad at a profit. On the stage trip to Ft. Abercrombie, their fellow passengers are Jim Bender and Bigtree Collins, who practically own the town of Fargo and Devlin is aware that they are prepared to protect the little empire... trying to drive out the farmers by burning their property, destroying their wheat, and blaming the devastation on the Indians. Continuing their journey north on the river aboard the "River Bird', Sandy and John meet Captain Bounce, an irascible old seafarer. Two of Bendender's henchmen, Slagin and Carp, board the boat and relieve John of his $20,000 at gunpoint. Captain Bounce, chasing the robber's dinghy..

Cast View all

John Wayne John Devlin
Vera Ralston Sandy Poli
Walter Brennan Capt. Bounce of the Riverbird
Ward Bond Jim Bender
Mike Mazurki Bigtree Collins
Hugo Haas Marko Poli
Olive Blakeney Mrs. Stowe
Ona Munson Jersey Thomas
Paul Fix Carp
Nick Stewart Nicodemus

Crew View all

Director Joseph Kane
Writer Carl Foreman, Howard Estabrook, Lawrence Hazard
Producer Joseph Kane
Photography Jack A. Marta


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