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Easterner Madeline Hammond buys a ranch not knowing Hayworth is using it to smuggle ammunition across the border. When trouble starts, she brings back Gene Hammond, the ex-foreman who left the country after fighting with the Sheriff. Gene learns of Hayworth's scheme and forces him to blow up his supply. But the Sheriff, not getting his cut, has Hayworth killed and then arrives to arrest Gene for the murder. Written by
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Although this film retained its original title when it was re-released theatrically by Favorite Films in 1950, when it was sold to television, its title was changed to 'Border Renegade,' most likely to protect theatrical re-release showings which were still in progress in some territories. In Louisville it was first telecast Saturday 8 August 1953 on WHAS (Channel 11), in Detroit Friday 13 November 1953 on WXYZ (Channel 7), in New York City Sunday 9 May 1954 on WCBS (Channel 2), and in Los Angeles Sunday 21 November 1954 on KRCA (Channel 4). In San Francisco, it first hit the airwaves Monday 26 September 1955 on KPIX (Channel 5). See more »
Victor Jory who was so much better as a villain is the hero of this Paramount adaption of Zane Grey's classic western novel The Light Of Western Stars. Jory plays the hell raising foreman of a ranch who makes a bet with crooked sheriff Tom Tyler that he'll marry the next woman who arrives in town.
Which happens to be Ruth Rogers brother of Russell Hayden and they're the new owners of the ranch he's foreman of. Hayden is already there learning the ranch business from J. Farrell MacDonald.
Tyler provides protection for the gun running and smuggling activities of Morris Ankrum who sets up on the Hayden/Rogers spread. It all ends in a nasty shootout with Ankrum's bunch and still another showdown with Tyler.
Noah Beery, Jr. plays the Mexican sidekick of Jory in a role that I can only describe as gay. He's so singularly devoted to Jory you have to believe it's beyond friendship. Alan Ladd is seen briefly as one of the ranch hands and I doubt he could have imagined within two years he'd be ruling the roost over at Paramount.
Zane Grey fans should be pleased with this film. For others it's a rather routine shoot 'em up western with a rather unique angle on male bonding for a western. The most unique until Brokeback Mountain.
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