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The Man from Tumbleweeds (1940)

Passed | | Western | 2 May 1940 (USA)
Powder Kilgore (Ray Bennett as Raphael Bennett) kills freighter Jeff Cameron (Edward LeSaint) and the latter's daughter, "Spunky" (Iris Meredith), sends for gunfighter Wild Bill Saunders (... See full summary »

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Powder Kilgore (as Raphael Bennett)
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Lightning Barlow
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Shifty Sheldon
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Honest John Webster
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Ranger Dixon
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Jeff Cameron
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Powder Kilgore (Ray Bennett as Raphael Bennett) kills freighter Jeff Cameron (Edward LeSaint) and the latter's daughter, "Spunky" (Iris Meredith), sends for gunfighter Wild Bill Saunders (Bill Elliott, in another of his more than 195 films in which he was never, not once, billed as William 'Wild Bill' Elliott.) Bill finds that few men care to buck the Kilgore gang, and he gets consent from Governor Dawson (Don Beddoe) to form a state ranger's organization out of gunmen now in prison, the men to be pardoned if they prove themselves worthy. (A plot line used at least six times by writer/director Robert Emmett Tansey elsewhere in a ten year period.) Bill whips a Kilgore henchman, Lightning Barlow (Francis Walker), who is offering "Spunky" protection in return for a half-share in her freighting business. Bill jails Barlow and other Kilgore gang members when he and his "rangers" foil an attempted gold-shipment holdup. "Spunky" and her helper Cannonball (Dub Taylor) stumble on Kilgore's ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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"I'm a peaceable man...but I'll blast the brains out of any scum startin' any trouble!" See more »

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Excellent cast in pretty good story is still pretty slow

Gordon Elliott became Wild Bill Elliott and was generally a good cowboy and generally his name meant an at least pretty good movie.

"The Man from Tumbleweeds" is barely a pretty good movie.

It was populated by some great cowboy performers, and even Dub "Cannonball" Taylor wasn't over the top.

But it was awfully slow.

The story, the premise was a good one, but somehow, despite some very good scenes and some good dialogue, ultimately it was rather lame, even trite.

Everything was fairly predictable, except there was not a final blood-bath as might be expected in a low-budget movie.

If you're a Western fan, you do want to see it, and I hope you like it better than this review might lead you to. It's available in a somewhat out of focus print at YouTube.


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