Junction City (1952)

53-54 mins | Western | July 1952

Director:

Ray Nazarro

Writer:

Barry Shipman

Producer:

Colbert Clark

Cinematographer:

Henry Freulich

Editor:

Paul Borofsky

Production Designer:

Charles Clague

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

Production information adds Frank Ellis to the cast, but his appearance in the final film has not been confirmed. For additional information on "The Durango Kid" series, please see the entry for The Return of the Durango Kid in AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40 and consult the Series Index. ... More Less

Production information adds Frank Ellis to the cast, but his appearance in the final film has not been confirmed. For additional information on "The Durango Kid" series, please see the entry for The Return of the Durango Kid in AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40 and consult the Series Index. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
26 Jul 1952.
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Daily Variety
3 Jul 52
p. 3.
Film Daily
16 Jul 52
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
4 Jan 1952
p. 8.
Hollywood Reporter
3 Jul 52
p. 3.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
5 Jul 52
p. 1433.
Variety
9 Jul 52
p. 6.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
MUSIC
SOUND
SOURCES
SONGS
"Li'l Injun," words and music by Smiley Burnette
"Glory Train," words and music by Ace Richman, J. O. Smith, Eddie Wallace and Audrey Lee Smith.
DETAILS
Series:
Release Date:
July 1952
Production Date:
7 January--11 January 1952
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
17 June 1952
Copyright Number:
LP1756
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
53-54
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
15762
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Upon the disappearance of wealthy Penny Sanderson, stage driver Jack Mahoney is arrested by Sheriff Jeff Clinton for her kidnapping. When Penny cannot be found, Jack is then accused of murder and sentenced to hang. A longtime acquaintance of Penny’s, Steve Rollins, whose alter ego is The Durango Kid, comes to Jack’s aid. Steve reveals that when Penny was a child, The Durango Kid united her feuding grandfathers and secured the young girl’s right to a rich gold mine. In the present, upon further investigation, The Durango Kid learns that Penny’s guardians, Emmet and Ella Sanderson, who seem heartbroken by Penny’s disappearance have, in reality, made Penny’s life with them a misery. The Durango Kid then locates Penny in time to prevent Jack’s hanging and learns that she has hidden in fear for her life. Steve and his friend, Smiley Burnette, unravel the Sandersons’ plot to kill Penny for her inheritance and Jack is ultimately freed. ... +


Upon the disappearance of wealthy Penny Sanderson, stage driver Jack Mahoney is arrested by Sheriff Jeff Clinton for her kidnapping. When Penny cannot be found, Jack is then accused of murder and sentenced to hang. A longtime acquaintance of Penny’s, Steve Rollins, whose alter ego is The Durango Kid, comes to Jack’s aid. Steve reveals that when Penny was a child, The Durango Kid united her feuding grandfathers and secured the young girl’s right to a rich gold mine. In the present, upon further investigation, The Durango Kid learns that Penny’s guardians, Emmet and Ella Sanderson, who seem heartbroken by Penny’s disappearance have, in reality, made Penny’s life with them a misery. The Durango Kid then locates Penny in time to prevent Jack’s hanging and learns that she has hidden in fear for her life. Steve and his friend, Smiley Burnette, unravel the Sandersons’ plot to kill Penny for her inheritance and Jack is ultimately freed. +

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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