Sheriff of Sundown

Sheriff of Sundown is a 1944 American western drama film.

Sheriff of Sundown
Directed byLesley Selander
Produced byWilliam J. O'Sullivan
Written byNorman S. Hall
StarringAllan Lane
Duncan Renaldo
Max Terhune
CinematographyBud Thackery
Edited byHarry Keller
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • 1944 (1944)
Running time
55 minutes
CountryUnited States


When cattleman Tex Jordan (Lane) and his friends Chihuahua Ramirez (Renaldo) and Third Grade Simms (Terhune) bring their cattle to market in Sundown, Texas near the Mexican border, they learn the broker Jack Hatfield (Barcroft) is using a sliding pay scale. The larger the herd, the more he pays per head, squeezing the small ranchers like Andy Craig (Kirk). When Craig threatens to disclose the practice, he is murdered.

Sheriff Tom Carpenter (London) asks for evidence in the murder investigation, and he is also murdered. Governor Brainerd (Rawlinson) becomes involved and authorizes Jordan to act on his behalf to uncover who is behind the murders.[1]



  1. "Rose of the Rio Grande". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. AFI. Retrieved September 10, 2015.

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