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According to information in its file in the MPAA/PCA Collection at the AMPAS Library, in Apr 1949, producer-actor John Calvert submitted a script for the film under the title Windswept . Although the MPA listed a national release date of 15 Jul 1953, this was most likely an error as the film played in New York, Los Angeles and elsewhere in Jul and Aug ... More Less

According to information in its file in the MPAA/PCA Collection at the AMPAS Library, in Apr 1949, producer-actor John Calvert submitted a script for the film under the title Windswept . Although the MPA listed a national release date of 15 Jul 1953, this was most likely an error as the film played in New York, Los Angeles and elsewhere in Jul and Aug 1952. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
14 Aug 1952.
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Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
5 Jul 1952
p. 1434.
The Exhibitor
18 Jun 1952
p. 3313.
Variety
23 Jul 1952
p. 18.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Windswept
Release Date:
1952
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 15 July 1952
Los Angeles opening: 15 August 1952
Copyright Claimant:
Monogram Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
8 June 1952
Copyright Number:
LP1786
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
63
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When old prospector Nugget Jack is given a grub stake by John Bonar, he makes John his partner in what he says is a lucrative, hidden mine. Unknown to them, Bull Johnson plans to take over the mine. His cohorts, Big Tom and Judd Jerson, are told to kill John, but he is saved by Rusty, a young woman who is a crack shot. After his unsuccessful attempt to take over the mine, Bull tells an Indian named Cougar follow John and Nugget. When Cougar returns to Bull with information on the mine's location, Bull files a claim, then, accompanied by Big Tom and Judd, goes to the mine to kill Nugget and John. Rusty learns what Bull is planning and rides ahead to the mine to warn the John. When Bull, Big Tom and Judd arrive at the mine, a fight ensues in which guns and dynamite are employed. After Bull and his henchmen are killed, Rusty says something that makes Nugget realize she is his long-lost daughter. Nugget then decides to give the mine to Rusty and John and go on his way ... +


When old prospector Nugget Jack is given a grub stake by John Bonar, he makes John his partner in what he says is a lucrative, hidden mine. Unknown to them, Bull Johnson plans to take over the mine. His cohorts, Big Tom and Judd Jerson, are told to kill John, but he is saved by Rusty, a young woman who is a crack shot. After his unsuccessful attempt to take over the mine, Bull tells an Indian named Cougar follow John and Nugget. When Cougar returns to Bull with information on the mine's location, Bull files a claim, then, accompanied by Big Tom and Judd, goes to the mine to kill Nugget and John. Rusty learns what Bull is planning and rides ahead to the mine to warn the John. When Bull, Big Tom and Judd arrive at the mine, a fight ensues in which guns and dynamite are employed. After Bull and his henchmen are killed, Rusty says something that makes Nugget realize she is his long-lost daughter. Nugget then decides to give the mine to Rusty and John and go on his way alone. +

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