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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!

  1. Milton Luban


  2. Carl K. Hittleman


  3. William Beaudine


Top Billed Cast

  1. Don Barry

    Don Barry

    Dan Reilly (as Don Barry)

  2. Marjorie Steele

    Marjorie Steele

    Margie Reilly

  3. Steve Brodie

    Steve Brodie

    Boss Morgan

  4. Marc Lawrence

    Marc Lawrence

    Vince (a tough)

  5. Ben Welden

    Ben Welden

    Sniffy (a tough)

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Tough Assignment
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Status Released

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  • November 15, 1949


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 4m

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