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The Courageous Avenger (1935)

Passed  -  Western  -  12 December 1935 (USA)
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An agent sent to investigate the thefts of gold bullion shipments discovers that the mine owner is behind it. He also finds out that the owner has his gang capture travelers in the desert to use as slave labor in the mine.

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Kirk Baxter
Helen Ericson ...
Beth Stonewell
Warner Richmond ...
Gorman
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Forrest Taylor ...
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Kirk Baxter has been sent to investigate murder and robbery involving gold shipments. Identifying a gang member by his bullets, he uses that man's horse to locate and join the gang. He learns the gang is tipped off to the shipments by a mine employee using carrier pigeons. But the next message reveals his true identity and he is made a prisoner. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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gold | slave | gold mine

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Yellow Gold in the Desert...Loot for Outlaw Raiders! See more »

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12 December 1935 (USA)  »

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El intrépido vengador  »

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Despite a few very odd items, a rather ordinary and VERY familiar film.
24 June 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In the 1930s and 40s, Johnny Mack Brown made a ton of B-westerns. Today, he's mostly forgotten—though he was a pretty good leading man. Why do I like him? Well, he was no pretty-boy and his performances seemed pretty natural. Unfortunately, he did not work for big studios and it's not surprising his films are neglected because they were often rather sloppily made by tiny so-called 'Poverty Row' studios. In this case, Supreme Pictures made this Brown western.

The plot is very similar to many other B-westerns. Brown is an investigator sent in to look into some robberies of gold shipments. None of this is particularly new or novel. However, HOW the baddies pass on this information was kind of wacky—they use carrier pigeons to pass on the information!! Eventually, Brown gets to the bottom of it—and frees a bunch of slaves who were forced to work for the baddies (that's also pretty wacky). The bottom line is that apart from a few novel twists, this is pretty much like most of Brown's films—or the films of many other cowboy stars of the era. And, nothing to distinguish it either—especially with its rather limp ending.


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