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The Bandit Trail (1941)

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. ... See full summary »

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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 Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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WHAT A SPOT FOR A GRAND HAUL! - MARSHAL OF A TOWN THAT DOESN'T KNOW HE'S A NOTORIOUS BANK ROBBER! (original ad) See more »


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10 October 1941 (USA)  »

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In addition to the many westerns he appeared in, co-star Morris Ankrum has the unique distinction of having appeared in more 1950s science fiction movies than any other actor. Mr. Ankrum's career accomplishments in the field of 1950s science fiction include: Beginning of the End, The Brain from Planet Arous, Earth Versus the Flying Saucers, Flight to Mars, From the Earth to the Moon, The Giant Claw, Giant From the Unknown, Half-Human, How to Make a Monster, Invaders From Mars, Kronos, The Most Dangerous Man Alive, Red Planet Mars, Rocketship X-M, and Zombies of Mora Tau - at total of 15 movies. See more »

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On the Outlaw Trail
Written by Ray Whitley and Fred Rose
Performed by Ray Whitley (uncredited) and his Band
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A Solid And Prosperous Citizen
4 September 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

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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