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1. Chisum (1970)

G | 111 min | Biography, Western

6.8
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Cattle baron John Chisum joins forces with Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett to fight the Lincoln County land war.

Writer: Andrew J. Fenady | Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Christopher George, Ben Johnson

2. The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958)

103 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

6.0
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A proper English gentleman, traveling in the American West, inadvertently stops an Indian attack on the stagecoach in which he is a passenger. When the stage gets to the nearest town, the ... See full summary »

Writers: Howard Dimsdale, Jacob Hay | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Kenneth More, Jayne Mansfield, Henry Hull, Bruce Cabot

3. Return of the Seven (1966)

Unrated | 95 min | Western

5.4
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Chico one of the remaining members of The Magnificent Seven now lives in the town that they (The Seven) helped. One day someone comes and takes most of the men prisoner. His wife seeks out ... See full summary »

Writer: Larry Cohen | Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Yul Brynner, Robert Fuller, Julián Mateos, Warren Oates

4. Phantom Valley (1948)

Passed | 53 min | Music, Western

6.4
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The Durango Kid--with "unable" assistance from Smiley "Sherlock Holmes" Burnett--investigates a pair of murders that threaten to fuel a range war.

Writer: J. Benton Cheney | Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Charles Starrett, Virginia Hunter, Ozie Waters, Colorado Rangers

5. Firecreek (1968)

Approved | 104 min | Western

6.8
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A peace-loving, part-time sheriff in the small town of Firecreek must take a stand when a gang of vicious outlaws takes over his town.

Writer: Calvin Clements Sr. | Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens, Gary Lockwood

6. Johnson County War (2002 TV Movie)

240 min | Western

6.7
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Add a Plot

Writers: Frederick Manfred, Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana | Director: David S. Cass Sr. | Stars: Tom Berenger, Luke Perry, Burt Reynolds, Rachel Ward

7. Trail Street (1947)

Approved | 84 min | Musical, Romance, Western

6.2
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Bat Masterson's old friend Billy Burns convinces him to become marshal of Liberal, Kansas and help the residents fight drought and a destructive range war.

Writers: William Corcoran, Norman Houston, Gene Lewis | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Randolph Scott, Robert Ryan, Anne Jeffreys, George 'Gabby' Hayes

8. The Westerner (1940)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.5
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Judge Roy Bean, a self-appointed hanging judge in Vinergaroon, Texas, befriends saddle tramp Cole Harden, who opposes Bean's policy against homesteaders.

Writers: Jo Swerling, Niven Busch, Stuart N. Lake | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Doris Davenport, Fred Stone

9. The Violent Men (1955)

Approved | 96 min | Western

6.9
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A Union ex-officer plans to sell up to Anchor Ranch and move east with his fiancee, but the low price offered by Anchor's crippled owner and the outfit's bully-boy tactics make him think ... See full summary »

Writers: Harry Kleiner, Donald Hamilton | Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Glenn Ford, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Dianne Foster

10. Blood on the Moon (1948)

Passed | 88 min | Action, Drama, Western

6.9
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When a shady-looking stranger rides into town to join his old friend it is assumed he is a hired gun. But as the new man comes to realise the unlawful nature of his buddy's business and the... See full summary »

Writers: Lillie Hayward, Harold Shumate, Luke Short | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Preston, Walter Brennan

11. Heaven with a Gun (1969)

M | 101 min | Western

6.2
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In the small western town Vinegarroon the conflict between cattle and sheep breeders escalates. When a stranger appears in the town, the ranchers suspect he's a gun man, hired by the sheep ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Carr | Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Glenn Ford, Carolyn Jones, Barbara Hershey, John Anderson

12. Tumbling Tumbleweeds (1935)

Approved | 61 min | Music, Western

7.1
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After a five year absence Gene returns home to find his father murdered and his boyhood pal accused of the dastardly deed.

Writers: Alan Ludwig, Ford Beebe | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Lucile Browne, George 'Gabby' Hayes

13. The Ballad of Josie (1967)

102 min | Comedy, Western

5.7
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A young woman stirs things up in a western town by raising sheep instead of cattle, and organizing the local women to demonstrate for women's suffrage.

Writer: Harold Swanton | Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Doris Day, Peter Graves, George Kennedy, Andy Devine

14. Devil's Doorway (1950)

Approved | 84 min | Western

7.3
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Lance Poole, an Indian who won a Medal of Honor fighting at Gettysburg, returns to his tribal lands intent on peaceful cattle ranching. But white sheep farmers want his fertile grass range ... See full summary »

Writer: Guy Trosper | Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Taylor, Louis Calhern, Paula Raymond, Marshall Thompson

15. Showdown at Abilene (1956)

Approved | 80 min | Western

6.3
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Jim Trask, former sheriff of Abilene, returns to the town after fighting for the Confederacy to find everyone thought he was dead. His old friend Dave Mosely is now engaged to Trask's ... See full summary »

Writers: Berne Giler, Clarence Upson Young | Director: Charles F. Haas | Stars: Jock Mahoney, Martha Hyer, Lyle Bettger, David Janssen

16. The Redhead from Wyoming (1953)

Approved | 77 min | Western

6.0
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In Wyoming Territory, a range war is brewing between entrenched cattle barons and new settlers. Cattle king Reece Duncan is opposed by ambitious gambler Jim Averell, who imports his old ... See full summary »

Writers: Polly James, Herb Meadow | Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Alex Nicol, William Bishop, Robert Strauss

17. The Outcast (1954)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Jet Cosgrave returns home to claim the ranch that was stolen from him, after his father's death.

Writers: John K. Butler, Richard Wormser, Todhunter Ballard | Director: William Witney | Stars: John Derek, Joan Evans, Jim Davis, Catherine McLeod

18. To the Last Man (1933)

74 min | Western

6.4
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In Kentucky just after the Civil War, the Hayden-Colby feud leads to Jed Colby being sent to prison for 15 years for murder. The Haydens head for Nevada and when Colby gets out of prison he heads there also seeking revenge. The head of the Hayden family tries to avoid more killing but the inevitable showdown has to occur, complicated by Lynn Hayden and Ellen Colby's plans to marry.

Writers: Zane Grey, Jack Cunningham | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Randolph Scott, Esther Ralston, Jack La Rue, Buster Crabbe

19. Ride the Man Down (1952)

Approved | 90 min | Western

6.6
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Disputes over a dead man's property escalate into a bloody range war.

Writers: Mary C. McCall Jr., Luke Short | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Rod Cameron, Ella Raines, Forrest Tucker

20. High Lonesome (1950)

Approved | 81 min | Western

5.7
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When a sudden spurt of murders occurs in the Big Bend country, suspicion immediately falls on a young drifter who just moved to the area.

Writer: Alan Le May | Director: Alan Le May | Stars: John Drew Barrymore, Chill Wills, John Archer, Lois Butler

21. Long Days of Hate (1968)

M | 90 min | Crime, Western

5.3
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This Man Can't Die

Writers: Luigi Emmanuele, Gino Mangini, Gianfranco Baldanello | Director: Gianfranco Baldanello | Stars: Guy Madison, Lucienne Bridou, Rik Battaglia, Anna Liotti

22. The Range Feud (1931)

Passed | 64 min | Mystery, Western, Romance

5.8
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Clint Turner is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend Judy's father, a rival rancher who was an enemy of his own father.

Writers: Milton Krims, George H. Plympton | Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Buck Jones, John Wayne, Susan Fleming, Edward LeSaint

23. A Man Called Gannon (1968)

Approved | 105 min | Western

5.7
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A seasoned cowboy takes a young tender-foot under his wing. They become embroiled in a range war, and end up on opposite sides.

Writers: D.D. Beauchamp, Borden Chase, Gene R. Kearney, Dee Linford | Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Michael Sarrazin, Judi West, Susan Oliver

24. Barbed Wire (1952)

Passed | 61 min | Action, Comedy, Music

6.2
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When the Texas cattle trails to Kansas are blocked, cattle buyer Gene Autry (Gene Autry) goes to Texas to investigate. There, he finds his friend, land-agent "Buckeye" Buttram (Pat Buttram)... See full summary »

Writer: Gerald Geraghty | Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Anne James, William Fawcett

25. Gunfight in Abilene (1967)

86 min | Western

5.6
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Fighting in the Civil War a man accidently kills his friend. Returning to Abilene after the war he finds his former sweetheart about to marry the brother of the man he killed. To pay his ... See full summary »

Writers: Berne Giler, John D.F. Black, Clarence Upson Young | Director: William Hale | Stars: Bobby Darin, Emily Banks, Leslie Nielsen, Donnelly Rhodes

26. Man Without a Star (1955)

Approved | 89 min | Western

7.0
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Dempsey Rae, a cowboy with no clear aim in life, winds up working on a spread with a hard lady owner just arrived from the East. She needs a tough new top hand and uses all her means of ... See full summary »

Writers: Borden Chase, D.D. Beauchamp, Dee Linford | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain, Claire Trevor, William Campbell

27. Fargo (1952)

Approved | 69 min | Action, Western

7.0
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The brother (House Peters Jr.) of rancher Bill Martin (Bill Elliott) is killed in a stampede started by cattleman. Bill returns to the Fargo country to take his brother's place and is ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack DeWitt, Joseph F. Poland | Director: Lewis D. Collins | Stars: Bill Elliott, Myron Healey, Phyllis Coates, Fuzzy Knight

28. Zorro Rides Again (1937)

Approved | 212 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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The California-Yucatan Railroad, being built for the good of Mexico, is under siege by a gang of terrorists hoping to force its sale; no one can prove their connection to profiteer Marsden.... See full summary »

Writers: Barry Shipman, John Rathmell, Franklin Adreon, Ronald Davidson, Morgan Cox | Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Helen Christian, Reed Howes, Duncan Renaldo, Noah Beery

29. Straight Shooting (1917)

Unrated | 57 min | Western

6.1
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Cattleman Flint cuts off farmer Sims' water supply. When Sims' son Ted goes for water, one of Flint's men kills him. Cheyenne is sent to finish off Sims, but finding the family at the newly dug grave, he changes sides.

Writer: George Hively | Director: John Ford | Stars: Harry Carey, Duke R. Lee, George Berrell, Molly Malone

30. Man from Music Mountain (1943)

Approved | 71 min | Music, Western

6.8
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Roy returns to his hometown to make a radio appearance as a singing cowboy. There he finds himself in the middle of a war between sheep raisers and cattlemen.

Writers: J. Benton Cheney, Bradford Ropes | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Bob Nolan, Sons of the Pioneers

31. The Invasion of Johnson County (1976 TV Movie)

Approved | 100 min | Western

5.6
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A free-spirited Bostonian recently arrived in the West teams up with a crusty Wyoming cowboy to stop a land baron's attempts to drive out a group of small ranchers and take over their property.

Writer: Nicholas E. Baehr | Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Bill Bixby, Bo Hopkins, John Hillerman, Billy Green Bush

32. Marked for Murder (1945)

Approved | 58 min | Comedy, Music, Western

5.2
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Rangers Dave and Panhandle arrive and are joined by Lawyer Tex to try and stop the range war between the ranchers and the sheep men. After they jail the ranchers for attacking the sheep men... See full summary »

Writer: Elmer Clifton | Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: Tex Ritter, Dave O'Brien, Guy Wilkerson, Marilyn McConnell

33. The Savage Horde (1950)

90 min | Western

6.9
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John "Ringo" Baker shoots an Army Captain in New Mexico in self defense and his brother, Lieutenant Mike Baker is charged with bringing him in. Ringo is on his way to Utah to see Livvy ... See full summary »

Writers: Kenneth Gamet, Thames Williamson, Gerald Geraghty | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Bill Elliott, Lorna Gray, Grant Withers, Barbra Fuller

34. Shine On, Harvest Moon (1938)

Approved | 57 min | Music, Western

6.5
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The one time partnership between two men has turned into a full fledged range war. Roy is the son of one of the former partners, the heroine is daughter to the other. The film featured and ... See full summary »

Writer: Jack Natteford | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, Lynne Roberts, Myrtle Wiseman, Scott Wiseman

35. Drag-A-Long Droopy (1954)

Passed | 7 min | Family, Animation, Western

7.4
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Droopy is a shepherd. His sheep graze into cattle country, despite the warning sign. He gets in an argument with the cattle owner, but of course, nobody wins a battle against Droopy.

Writer: Heck Allen | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler

36. Rollin' Plains (1938)

Approved | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

5.0
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It's cattlemen versus sheepmen and Trigger Gargan appears to be the leader of the gang causing the trouble. But unknown to Ranger Tex Lawrence, the respected town citizen Barrow is the boss... See full summary »

Writers: Jacques Jaccard, Celia Jaccard, Lindsley Parsons, Edmond Kelso | Director: Albert Herman | Stars: Tex Ritter, Karl Hackett, White Flash, Horace Murphy

37. Oath of Vengeance (1944)

Passed | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.6
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Fuzzy opens a store only to find that everyone buys on credit. The absence of cash is due to the range war between the cattlemen and the farmers started by Kinney. The Sheriff being worthless, Billy is quickly drawn into the conflict.

Writer: Fred Myton | Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Falcon, Al St. John, Mady Lawrence

38. Cattle Stampede (1943)

Approved | 58 min | Action, Comedy, Western

6.9
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Billy the Kid (Buster Crabbe) and Fuzzy Jones (Al St. John) are on their way out of Arizona being chased by some riders who hope to cash in on the reward money for their capture. They are ... See full summary »

Writer: Joseph O'Donnell | Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Frances Gladwin, Charles King

39. Return of the Lash (1947)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Western

6.8
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To fight Kirby and his gang, Tom Grant sends for Cheyenne Davis. To get money the ranchers need, Davis brings in wanted outlaws and sends Fuzzy to collect the rewards. But Fuzzy is waylaid ... See full summary »

Writer: Joseph O'Donnell | Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Lash La Rue, Al St. John, Mary Maynard, Buster Slaven

40. Tracy Rides (1935)

60 min | Western

5.6
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Using (unattributed and uncredited) the same plot as Columbia's 1930 "Dawn Trail", and Reliable would dust it off again two years later for "Ambush Valley", Sheriff Tom Tracy (Tom Tyler) is... See full summary »

Writers: Betty Burbridge, Rose Gordon, Norman Hughes | Director: Harry S. Webb | Stars: Tom Tyler, Virginia Brown Faire, Edmund Cobb, Charles K. French

41. In Old Montana (1939)

Approved | 61 min | Western

4.6
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The Colonel sends Fred Dawson and Doc Flanders to investigate a cattleman sheepman war. Posing as a two man medicine show, they quickly become involved. When Fred tries to bring the two ... See full summary »

Writers: Jackson Parks, Bernard B. Ray, Rose Gordon, Barney Hutchinson | Director: Bernard B. Ray | Stars: Fred Scott, Jean Carmen, John Merton, Wheeler Oakman

42. Colorado Pioneers (1945)

Approved | 57 min | Western

7.0
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In Chicago, Red catches the crook Bull and his two young accomplices. Hoping to reform the boys, he brings them back to the ranch. But upon returning he finds that part of the ranch has been burned and all the hands are quitting.

Writers: Fred Harman, Earle Snell, Peter Whitehead | Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Bill Elliott, Robert Blake, Alice Fleming, Roy Barcroft

43. Cow Town (1950)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Music, Western

6.4
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Gene responds to cattle rustling by stringing barbed wire all around his range.

Writer: Gerald Geraghty | Director: John English | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Gail Davis, Harry Shannon

44. Cowboys from Texas (1939)

Passed | 55 min | Western

7.4
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Texas has opened up land for homesteaders. Clay Allison wants their land and has his men led by Plummer try to start a range war between them and the ranchers. With each side suspecting the... See full summary »

Writers: William Colt MacDonald, Oliver Drake | Director: George Sherman | Stars: Robert Livingston, Raymond Hatton, Duncan Renaldo, Carole Landis

45. Doomed at Sundown (1937)

Approved | 53 min | Action, Western

5.6
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Dave Austin's Sheriff father has been killed. Dave now has his badge and his search for the killer leads him to the hangout of Hatfield and his gang. But when Dave's identity becomes known, he's condemned to die at sundown.

Writers: George H. Plympton, Fred Myton | Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Bob Steele, Lorraine Randall, Warner Richmond, Earl Dwire

46. The Phantom Rider (1936)

Approved | 258 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.8
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A 15-episode serial in which Buck Grant, the Phantom Rider, helps rancher, Mary Grayson, fight off a band of outlaws out to seize her property

Writers: Basil Dickey, Ella O'Neill, George H. Plympton | Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Buck Jones, Marla Shelton, Diana Gibson, Harry Woods

47. Wyoming Roundup (1952)

Approved | 53 min | Western

6.4
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When newcomers Whip and Bob break up a saloon fight they are made town Marshals. This puts then in the middle of the range war between large ranch owner Howard and the small ranchers. ... See full summary »

Writer: Daniel B. Ullman | Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Whip Wilson, Tommy Farrell, Phyllis Coates, Richard Emory

48. Rainbow Over the Rockies (1947)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Music

5.0
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Driving a herd of cattle to market, Jimmy finds the trail has been fenced off by an old friend of his. While the two sides try to settle the matter peaceably, a man from each outfit get ... See full summary »

Writers: Oliver Drake, Elmer Clifton | Director: Oliver Drake | Stars: Jimmy Wakely, Lee 'Lasses' White, Dennis Moore, Jack Baxley

49. Man from Montana (1941)

Passed | 59 min | Western

6.0
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A sheriff tries to prevent a range war between cattlemen and homesteaders.

Writer: Bennett Cohen | Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Jean Brooks, Fuzzy Knight, Nell O'Day

50. West of Wyoming (1950)

Approved | 57 min | Action, Western

5.9
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With a crew of killers masquerading as ranch hands, Simon Miller runs a large ranch near Mesatown, while his henchmen carry out his plan to steal all of gold-bearing property of his ... See full summary »

Writer: Adele Buffington | Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Gail Davis, Myron Healey, Dennis Moore