Renegades of the Sage (1949)

56 mins | Western | 24 November 1949

Director:

Ray Nazarro

Writer:

Earle Snell

Producer:

Colbert Clark

Cinematographer:

Fayte Browne

Editor:

Paul Borofsky

Production Designer:

Charles Clague

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
21 Jan 1950.
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Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
12 Nov 49
p.
Variety
20 Sep 49
p. 6.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
Story and scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
SOUND
Sd eng
SOURCES
SONGS
"America," words by Samuel Francis Smith, music by Henry Carey
"Pussy Foot" and "Let Me Sleep," words and music by Smiley Burnette
"I'm Thankful for Small Favors," words and music by Don Raye and Gene DePaul.
DETAILS
Series:
Release Date:
24 November 1949
Production Date:
17 August--25 August 1949
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
4 November 1949
Copyright Number:
LP2607
Duration(in mins):
56
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Shortly after the end of the Civil War, Secret Service agent Steve Duncan hunts down an outlaw band that is sabotaging new telegraph lines in the western territories. The Secret Service suspects that the outlaws are headed by former medical student Lynn Braden, who, as a Confederate soldier, formed a guerrilla band that used similar tactics to wreck the Union's telegraph service during the war. Steve is ambushed by Sloper, the real leader of the bandits, who takes his horse and papers and leaves him for dead. Passing cowpoke Smiley Burnette rescues Steve and transports him to a trading post operated by Braden, who is now using the name Miller, and his daughter Ellen. The expert way in which Miller dresses his wounds rouses Steve's suspicions. Later, after performing a delicate operation on Johnny, a young orphan, Braden reveals his identity to Steve. Steve uncovers Sloper's connections to the outlaws, and Braden's innocence is confirmed. When Sloper's men attack another telegraph supply train, Steve and Miller join forces to defeat them, and during the ensuing fight, Sloper is ... +


Shortly after the end of the Civil War, Secret Service agent Steve Duncan hunts down an outlaw band that is sabotaging new telegraph lines in the western territories. The Secret Service suspects that the outlaws are headed by former medical student Lynn Braden, who, as a Confederate soldier, formed a guerrilla band that used similar tactics to wreck the Union's telegraph service during the war. Steve is ambushed by Sloper, the real leader of the bandits, who takes his horse and papers and leaves him for dead. Passing cowpoke Smiley Burnette rescues Steve and transports him to a trading post operated by Braden, who is now using the name Miller, and his daughter Ellen. The expert way in which Miller dresses his wounds rouses Steve's suspicions. Later, after performing a delicate operation on Johnny, a young orphan, Braden reveals his identity to Steve. Steve uncovers Sloper's connections to the outlaws, and Braden's innocence is confirmed. When Sloper's men attack another telegraph supply train, Steve and Miller join forces to defeat them, and during the ensuing fight, Sloper is killed. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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