Tough Assignment (1949)

A meddlesome reporter sporting a young bride takes on a gang of modern day cattle rustlers. Donald "Red" Barry plays Dan Reilly, a newspaper reporter just returned to LA with his wife, photographer Margie (Marjorie Steele). Margie insists on taking pictures of everywhere they go, and so as she's walking into a butcher shop she poses for Dan - while at the same time three thugs make their way quickly out after beating up the proprietors. Soon Margie and Dan are involved in investigating an illegal meat operation that rustles cattle and forces butchers to buy it - or else. Dan gets beaten up a couple of times, but is undaunted in pursuing the great story - and hey, he's only got 64 minutes to do so, he'd best get cracking!

Directing:
  • William Beaudine

Writing:
  • Carl K. Hittleman
  • Milton Luban

Stars:
Release Date: 1949-11-15
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 64
Stanley Andrews
Stanley Andre...
Chief Investigator Patterson
Marc Lawrence
Marc Lawrence
Vince (a tough)
Don Barry
Don Barry
Dan Reilly (as Don Barry)
Michael Whalen
Michael Whale...
'Hutch' Hutchison
Iris Adrian
Iris Adrian
Gloria (the moll)
Fred Kohler Jr.
Fred Kohler J...
Grant--Head Rancher
Marjorie Steele
Marjorie Stee...
Margie Reilly
Steve Brodie
Steve Brodie
Boss Morgan
Ben Welden
Ben Welden
Sniffy (a tough)
Sid Melton
Sid Melton
Herman (crooked rancher)
Stanley Price
Stanley Price
Al Foster (butcher)
John L. Cason
John L. Cason
Joe (crooked rancher) (as John Cason)
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