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Straight Shooter (1939)

Approved | | Western | 12 August 1939 (USA)
Before he was killed, Martin hid a half million dollars worth of bonds on his ranch. Brainard, who killed him, Inspector Carson posing as Sam Brown, and Martin's niece Margaret all want the ranch, and it's being sold at auction.

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Before he was killed, Martin hid a half million dollars worth of bonds on his ranch. Brainard, who killed him, Inspector Carson posing as Sam Brown, and Martin's niece Margaret all want the ranch, and it's being sold at auction.

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Federal agent hot on the trail of a half million in stolen government bonds!
17 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tim McCoy plays Federal Bureau Agent "Lightning Bill Carson" hot on the trail of ambushers who held up a train an got away with a half-million dollars worth of government bonds.

Julie Sheldon is the pretty lady in distress.

Tim McCoy was considered one of the fastest guns in Hollywood, and his films always had plenty of gun-play. "Straight Shooter" is an excellent example of what a true "shoot 'em up" western should be... lots of action, an actual plot, an element of mystery, a beautiful girl, and the subliminal "the good guy always wins" message, which in those days was mandatory due to the Hayes office stating "No motion picture can portray a criminal going unpunished".

Tim McCoy today is nearly forgotten, but in his day, his name was right up there with Gene Autry, Tom Mix, and Roy Rogers.


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