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Boss of Hangtown Mesa (1942)

Approved | | Action, Comedy, Music | 21 August 1942 (USA)
Judge Ezra Barnes, crooked-lawyer Clint Ranier and saloon-owner Flash Hollister control the town of Hangtown Mesa. The completion of the Rocky Mountain Telegraph Company will loosen and ... See full summary »

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Steve Collins
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Judge Ezra Binns
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Bert Lawler
Helen Deverell ...
Betty Wilkins
Hugh Prosser ...
Utah Kid
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Flash Hollister
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Lawyer Clint Rayner
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John Wilkins
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Henchman Clem
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Nora Lou Martin ...
Work Camp Singer
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Judge Ezra Barnes, crooked-lawyer Clint Ranier and saloon-owner Flash Hollister control the town of Hangtown Mesa. The completion of the Rocky Mountain Telegraph Company will loosen and break their hold and they send for the Utah Kid to work for them against the telegraph company. On the way, the wanted Utah Kid encounters Steve Collins, an engineer heading for the company camp, and forces him to change clothes with him. Steve arrives in Hangtown and is mistaken for the Kid and jailed. The Judge also believes he is the man he sent for and has him released, and sent to the camp to work under Bert Lawler, company foreman who is actually working for the Judge and his gang. Playing along with them, Steve finds that the Kid has already been there, robbed the company safe and killed John Wilkins, uncle of Betty. Steve takes over the work and much to the surprise of Lawler, who still thinks he is the Utah Kid, manages to keep the work on the line progressing, aided by the traveling ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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BULLETS BLAST THE BADLANDS!...as a two-gun terror blazes the Western trail of the Telegraph! See more »


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Referenced in Columbo: How to Dial a Murder (1978) See more »

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Pappy Was A Gunman
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Written by Oliver Drake
Sung by Fuzzy Knight
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