A gang of extortionists is blackmailing a town for "protection" money. When a local citizen threatens to expose the town's leader, he is murdered. His son swears vengeance on the gang.


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Inna Gest ...
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Lou Fulton ...
Curley Haines (as Lew Fulton)
Stephen Chase ...
James M. Bradley - Banker (as Alder Chase)
Henchman Slim Doyle (as Carlton Young)
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Henchman Gale
George Chesebro ...
Henchman Bart
Jack Richardson ...
Mike McClure
John Elliott ...
Parson A. Hammond


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Release Date:

3 August 1940 (USA)  »

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A Lei do Chumbo  »

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The earliest documented telecast of this film in the New York City area was Wednesday 25 August 1948 on WATV (Channel 13), which broadcast from Newark, New Jersey, and was the first independent television station in the New York City market. In Los Angeles, television viewers got their first look at it Saturday 1 January 1949 on KFI-TV (Channel 9). See more »

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Marshal Tim enforces the Gun Code !!
25 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Colonel Tim McCoy appears in this excellent Western programmer from 1940. McCoy stars as a Marshal who must go undercover to break up an extortion ring harassing a western town. The Henchmen are demanding "protection money" to protect the townsfolk from mischief.

The plot here is familiar, but well presented. The action, acting and pacing are all outstanding. Veteran western actors George Chesboro and Dave O'Brien turn in good performances as two of the henchman.

As a fan of Tim McCoy's films, I would rate this as one of his better efforts. His commanding & believable screen presence can elevate even a standard film to greatness. Enjoy this one !

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