The Plunderers

The Plunderers (1948)

Hero Rod Cameron kills Sheriff Sam Borden (George Cleveland) at point-blank range and in front of several witnesses in the opening of this Republic Pictures Western, released in the company's patented Trucolor system. The "killing," however, is merely a ruse set up to allow army agent Johnny Drum (Cameron) to infiltrate a gang of highway robbers. The gang is led by Whit Lacey (Forrest Tucker), and although Johnny is determined to bring Whit and his men to justice, he cannot help befriending the charming rascal. It all comes to a head when the Sioux attack the local fort and both Johnny and Whit prove that they at least have something in common -- bravery and loyalty. Ilona Massey, as Cameron's love interest, performs "Walking Down Broadway," by William H. Lingard and Charles E. Pratt, and "I'll Sing a Love Song," with lyrics by Jack Elliott and Aaron Gonzales.

  • James Edward Grant
  • Gerald Drayson Adams
  • Gerald Geraghty
  • Joseph Kane
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  • Release Date: 1948-10-30
  • Language: English
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 87

Paul Fix


Russell Hicks

Cavalry Colonel

George Cleveland

Sheriff Sam Borden

Lorna Gray

Julie Ann McCabe (as Adrian Booth)

Forrest Tucker

Whit Lacey

Maude Eburne

Old Dame at Wedding

Grant Withers

Deputy Tap Lawrence

Francis Ford


Taylor Holmes

Eben Martin

Clayton Moore

Wounded Night Rider (uncredited)

Rod Cameron

John Drum

Ilona Massey

Lin Connor

James Flavin

Sergeant Major
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