|Directed by||Oliver Drake|
|Written by||Johnny Carpenter|
(as "John Forbes")
Wheeler Company Production
|Distributed by||American Releasing Corporation|
Outlaw Treasure is a 1955 Western.
It was one of the first movies released by American Releasing Corporation which became American International Pictures. (Samuel Z. Arkoff of AIP had worked with Johnny Carpenter previously before on The Lawless Rider.)
U.S. Cavalry trooper Dan Parker is asked by Major Cooper to catch a Nevada rustler known as "Black Jack." He does, but then is double-crossed and shot by a fellow soldier, Lt. Burke, who is in cahoots with the thief.
Not knowing about Burke's deceit, the major sends him to California to investigate a land swindler, Sam Casey. It turns out Casey is pretending to be "Black Jack" and is part of the Jesse James outlaw gang. Parker recovers from his gunshot wound and leaves for California, where his father owns a ranch.
Casey, helped by hired gun Ace Harkey and a crooked sheriff, is trying to move a half-million dollars in stolen gold. His honest secretary, Rita Starr, tries to inform the law, but Dan's dad is killed. Burke objects to Casey's methods and is also murdered. Dan shoots it out with Casey, is victorious and stays in town, retiring from the Cavalry, to settle down with Rita.
- Johnny Carpenter as Dan Parker
- Adele Jergens as Rita
- Glenn Langan as Casey
- Harry Lauter as Jesse James
- Hal Baylor as Ace Harkey
- Michael Whalen as Maj. Cooper
- Gary Smith, American International Pictures: The Golden Years, Bear Manor Media 2014 p 18
- Mark McGee, Faster and Furiouser: The Revised and Fattened Fable of American International Pictures, McFarland, 1996 p42
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