This film opens with two small Arizona towns, Spencerville and East Spencerville, separated by a dry gulch and a feud, and governed by a Vigilante Committee. Lew Harmon, committee member and also leader of the crooked element, is using the masked band for his own purpose to terrorize ranchers, and to grab the land and force the railroad to pay high right-of-way prices. Deputy U.S. Marshal Larry Durant, sent to investigate, poses as a gunsmith, and is ordered out of town by Harmon. Helen Spencer, the banker's daughter, discovers the railroad survey is finished and later, Harmon tricks Ike into telling him where the line will run. Larry trails Harmon's henchmen to East Spencerville and breaks up an extortion scheme. This convinces banker John Spencer of the treachery of Harmon and the vigilantes, but he is killed by Harmon before he can disband the committee. Larry, after Ike is wounded trying to help him, rounds up the citizens of East Spencerville and sets a trap for the criminals. Written by
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This is a remake of George O'Brien's 1940 western 'Legion of the Lawless', released just two years earlier. Many of the scenes and much of the dialog are taken directly from the previous film's script. Several of Tim Holt's westerns are remakes of previous features starring George O'Brien, such as O'Brien's 1938 'The Renegade Ranger', which was remade in 1942 as Tim Holt's 'Come on Danger'. Tim Holt actually co-starred with George O'Brien in the 1938 film. See more
Remake of Legion of the Lawless
Written by Fred Rose
and Ray Whitley
Sung by Cliff Edwards See more