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Rancher Tom Haggerty is killed trying to stop a gun battle between his hot-headed brother Red and the sheriff, who is trying to repossess Haggerty's ranch for defaulting on a bank loan. After Tom's son Steve learns of his father's death, he is reluctantly persuaded by his Uncle Red to help rob the local bank. While waiting to hit another bank in the next town, Steve becomes town marshal to get inside information on the town's dealings, but soon takes his job to heart when he falls in love with Ellen, the banker's daughter. His honor is put on the line when he must face not only the guns of the local saloon-keeper's gang, but the wrath of his uncle when he finds out his nephew has betrayed him. Written by
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Glen Strange, a frequent cast member of Tim Holt westerns, played outlaw boss 'Idaho'. He was comfortable playing in westerns because at various points is his life he'd been a rancher, a deputy sheriff, and a rodeo performer. Glenn Strange is also well known for his roles in House of Frankenstein, House of Dracula, and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein - playing the Frankenstein monster. See more »
The Bandit Trail casts Tim Holt as a young man who loses his father Eddy Waller to a gun battle between his family and the law representing the town banker who has taken over the family ranch. When Holt arrives from the east, his uncle Morris Ankrum persuades him to join in robbing that selfsame bank.
After they flee the territory the newly minted outlaws decide to rob this other town where boss Roy Barcroft rules. The plan is for Tim to take the loot from the previous robbery and deposit it in this town bank to win the confidence of the people in the town that he is has the makings of a solid and prosperous citizen as he surveys the lay of the land.
Unfortunately Tim does become a solid and prosperous citizen, so much so that he gets made town marshal after helping out the original marshal in a blazing gun battle with road agents. Holt also starts falling for Janet Waldo, daughter of the new town banker.
The Bandit Trail which Tim Holt is trying not to be on is a nice well played western with believable characters and a good story.
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