Randy is jailed for murders he didn't commit. Knowing he is innocent, Sally Rogers breaks him out. Fleeing the Sheriff, he stumbles into the murderers hideout where he is accepted as part of the gang. Learning of the bosses secret identity by comparing handwritten notes, he has a plan that will enable the Sheriff to round them all up. Written by
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Toward the end of the film, Randy gets shot by Marvin and falls with the horse. First we see him trying to stand up behind a thicket. After he appears faint, with his back on the ground. But when he wakes up, he is with his chest on the ground. See more »
[reading a bullet-riddled note left on a wanted poster]
Lay off Sheriff, or you'll get the same thing - and it won't be no picture.
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When you're talking about cowboy movies, pardner, you have to say 'yarn'. Especially when they must have been fodder for kids matinees, as this one must have been, because "The Duke" wasn't famous yet. He made lots of formula westerns in the early 30's, as did all the movie cowpokes of yesteryear - Tim McCoy, Johnny Mack Brown, Tex Ritter, etc.
But this one has a couple of unique twists that set it apart, hence my lofty rating. Have you ever seen Gabby Hayes minus his beard, and with his teeth in? Not only that, as a bad guy? Well, take a look thisaway. In addition, "Randy Rides Alone" has the most eye-catching opening shot I've ever seen, as Wayne walks into a saloon in which all the patrons - and the bartender - have been killed, and I'll bet you haven't seen one like it, either.
The rest of the movie is pretty formulaic and features a hide-out behind a waterfall, and moviedom's most famous stuntman in Yakima Canutt. He was the man who jumped on the horses pulling the stagecoach, and slid on the ground between them, in the film of the same name. If this movie shows up on a cheapie DVD collection, as it did mine, watch it - it's different.
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