Arriving in town, Tom Benton quickly teams up with Wallace in his fight with Saunders over a water hole. But Saunders chief henchman is Montana Smith, Tom's old partner and the man that ...
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Arriving in town, Tom Benton quickly teams up with Wallace in his fight with Saunders over a water hole. But Saunders chief henchman is Montana Smith, Tom's old partner and the man that taught him how to shoot. Tom no longer carries a gun but when Wallace gets into trouble, he straps it on once again and goes to face Montana. Written by
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Henchman Nick Carson:
You talk mighty big for an hombre that don't pack a gun. Scared somebody will force you to use it?
No, it's just that I don't shoot snakes... I step on 'em!
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A routine B western, with Don Barry as the most wooden actor in a fairly competent cast which is headed by Noah Beery. Beery is fun to watch as Barry's mentor, as a good bad guy, or a bad good guy, & what a great, deep voice he has! Things are interesting while Beery is on screen, & when he's off screen, I found myself waiting for him to return. There's a little romance thrown in (Luana Walters has very little to do & is wasted in her role) & a little music (one song by Jimmy Wakely). For some reason, the director decided to block the dancers' legs from audience view with a table while they were dancing. Barry doesn't carry a gun for most of the movie, so he's not entirely involved in most of the action scenes, but we get a few nice shots of him doing his own riding, & he seems pretty good at it. If you like this kind of western, you'll probably like Roy Rogers better. I rate it 5/10.
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