Western Pacific Agent

Western Pacific Agent is a 1950 Sigmund Neufeld Productions crime drama directed by Sam Newfield and starring Kent Taylor, Sheila Ryan, and Mickey Knox. The picture was written by Fred Myton based on a story by Milton Raison. It was released in West Germany as Jack der Killer.

Western Pacific Agent
Directed bySam Newfield
Produced byIrving Kay and Sigmund Neufeld
Screenplay byFred Myton,
Milton Raison (story)
Music byAlbert Glasser
CinematographyErnest Miller
Edited byCarl Pierson
Distributed byLippert Pictures
Release date
  • April 10, 1950 (1950-04-10) (U.S. premiere)
  • March 17, 1950 (1950-03-17)
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited States

When released in 2008 on DVD, the New York Times called it a "terse crime film".[1]


In the present-day American West, detectives for the Western Pacific Railroad investigate several murders, including one of a railroad detective killed during a train robbery.



Western Pacific Agent was the last Hollywood film Morris Carnovsky made before he was blacklisted.[2]


  1. Kehr, Dave (December 15, 2008). "New DVDs: 'Bottle Rocket'". New York Times. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  2. Manso, Peter (1985). Mailer: His Life and Times. Simon & Schuster. p. 144. Retrieved April 6, 2015.

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