Tiny Tucker delivers mail and attracted to her, Just Baggot becomes her new carrier. When he kills a man in a gunfight, the man's son joins him in the deliveries and they become good ...
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Tiny Tucker delivers mail and attracted to her, Just Baggot becomes her new carrier. When he kills a man in a gunfight, the man's son joins him in the deliveries and they become good friends. But Baggot has two problems, alcohol and the urging of his friend Signor to rob the mail shipments. When the boy learns Baggot killed his father and leaves him, Baggot decides to join Signor in a train robbery. When other outlaws beat them to it, they have a chance to become heroes. Written by
Maurice VanAuken <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This film's television premiere took place in Los Angeles Sunday 30 June 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by New York City Thursday 5 September 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), by Philadelphia Tuesday 15 October 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), and, finally, by San Francisco 21 March 1959 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »
I caught this movie last night on Turner Classic Movies, and I have to say it was a lot better than I expected. Yes, it was definitely a B-movie but it still stands up today, over sixty years later. Beery and Main, as well as the script have enough development, so that the two come off as more than just cookie cutter characters. In addition to the leads, Naish did a fine performance as a 'sidekick/comedy' character and young Tommy played by Hickman put in a good performance as well.
I consider this a 'fun' movie and I'd watch it again if I caught it on, or even consider purchasing it on DVD if it were available. (An online search shows a few scattered notes of it being a rare find.) At approximately 80 minutes in duration, the timing is near perfect for the storyline.
Finally, I do believe there is a bit more to this movie than what meets the eye. With the topics they cover, I was left wondering how different it could have/be done if they delved deeper and darker into some of the elements.
7/10. If you have the means to catch this lost gem, it's worth it.
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