Sundown Jim

Sundown Jim is a 1942 American Western film directed by James Tinling, written by William Bruckner and Robert F. Metzler, and starring John Kimbrough, Virginia Gilmore, Arleen Whelan, Joe Sawyer, Paul Hurst and Moroni Olsen. It was released on March 27, 1942, by 20th Century Fox.[1][2][3]

Sundown Jim
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byJames Tinling
Screenplay byWilliam Bruckner
Robert F. Metzler
Story byErnest Haycox
Produced bySol M. Wurtzel
StarringJohn Kimbrough
Virginia Gilmore
Arleen Whelan
Joe Sawyer
Paul Hurst
Moroni Olsen
CinematographyGlen MacWilliams
Edited byNick DeMaggio
Music byCyril J. Mockridge
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • March 27, 1942 (1942-03-27)
Running time
63 minutes
CountryUnited States

Kimbrough was a star player for the undefeated 1939 Texas A&M Aggies football team who made two Western movies, then returned to Texas to become a member of the state legislature.


Into the town of Resurrection rides a lawman, "Sundown" Jim Majors, who finds himself in the middle of a feud. A rancher's daughter, Tony Black, is angry because her father was shot by hired guns working for rival rancher Andrew Barr, including outlaw Ben Moffitt.

Jim intervenes, retrieving U.S. mail stolen by the gang and meeting Barr's daughter Catherine, who knows that her father hired gunmen after causing anger with recent land transactions. Moffitt eventually double-crosses Barr, killing him, before Jim defeats him and his gang with Tony's help. Offered to stay as the town's new marshal, Jim accepts and begins planning a wedding with Catherine.



  1. ^ "Sundown Jim (1942) - Overview". 1994-04-11. Retrieved 2015-09-28.
  2. ^ Hal Erickson (2015). "Sundown-Jim - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 2015-09-29. Retrieved 2015-09-28.
  3. ^ "Sundown Jim". Retrieved 2015-09-28.

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