Good-natured troublemaker "Cyclone" Tom Saunders is hired by a ranchers' association manager to investigate recent cattle rustling at one of their ranches and to see if a pair of nesters ...
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Good-natured troublemaker "Cyclone" Tom Saunders is hired by a ranchers' association manager to investigate recent cattle rustling at one of their ranches and to see if a pair of nesters have anything to do with it. After discovering the nesters, pretty Betty Powell and her rickety old father, are incapable of rustling, Tom instead turns his attention to the huge, swaggering bully of a foreman, Nate Lenox. Written by
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This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-46. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. Its earliest post-WWII telecasts took place Saturday 19 February 1949 in Los Angeles on KTSL (Channel 2) and Tuesday 19 December 1950 in New York City on WATV (Channel 13). See more »
A threesome movie in which white-stetsoned Tom Tyler and his two scungy pals (Rivero and McDowell) are hired to clean out a nest of nesters but find themselves battling cattle rustlers instead. Writer Oliver Drake used elements from this story time and time again, but it's given a surprisingly energetic workout here with Tyler doing most of his own stunting, including two rough-and-tumble brawls with heavy, Dick Alexander.
By the usual parsimonious and somewhat choppy level of other Bernard B. Ray endeavors, this one is remarkably fluid and well-produced. With only a little time out for comedy relief (and scarcely none at all for our lovely heroine, Jean Carmen), it's mostly action all the wayand most of it expertly lensed on location.
Tyler manages to acquit himself most agreeably, despite his somewhat unsympathetic, bully-of-a-hero. I'm not a fan of Julian Rivero, but he's bearable here, thanks to his partnership with dour Nelson McDowell. Earl Dwire's part is both small and unimportant, allowing him no chances to ham it up. Charles King fans, however, are in for a surprise. He wears a neat business suit throughout!
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