David Ross organizes the ranchers into a vigilante group to rid the town of outlaws. The plan succeeds but the trouble starts when some of the men form a new vigilante group and posing as ... See full summary »

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David Ross organizes the ranchers into a vigilante group to rid the town of outlaws. The plan succeeds but the trouble starts when some of the men form a new vigilante group and posing as the original one plunder for loot. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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HOODED HOODLUMS RULE THE WEST! Until Your Mesquiteer Trio Of TRouble-Busters Blaze Into Action Against The Purple Horde!


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24 January 1938 (USA)  »

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Purple Riders  »

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Real outlaw work
12 July 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

A whole lot of familiar character faces from B westerns get into this 3 Mesquiteers movie about an idea for a vigilante committee that backfires on its originator.

One of those familiar faces is Earl Dwire who is tired of a lawless element in town making it not a fit place to raise families in. So he organizes a vigilante committee and runs the saloon element out. But some more unscrupulous folks see real possibilities in these caped crusaders for some real outlaw work. Dwire gets framed for the murder of the sheriff and the Mesquiteers have to clear him.

In black and white the title The Purple Vigilantes doesn't really mean a lot. The robes and hoods may be purple for all we know.

Robert Livingston as Stoney Brooke is busy romancing Joan Barclay, daughter of Earle Hodgins whom is their chief suspect. In the end his partners Ray Corrigan and Max Terhune put the kibosh on that budding affair.

I have to say the villain is a shrewd one and the guys have quite a lot to do to best him. He makes fools of them a couple of times.

A good crusade for the 3 Mesquiteers.


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