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Overland Mail Robbery (1943)

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The Patterson's are after the Hartley's share of the stage line. They kill Jim Hartley but their attempt on Tom Hartley is foiled by Elliott. When Elliott assumes the identity of Tom ... See full summary »

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Bill Elliott ...
Wild Bill Elliott (as Wild Bill Elliott)
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Judy Goodrich
Alice Fleming ...
Mrs. Patterson
Weldon Heyburn ...
John Patterson
Kirk Alyn ...
Tom Hartley
Roy Barcroft ...
David Patterson
Nancy Gay ...
Lola Patterson
Peter Michael ...
Jimmy Hartley
Bud Geary ...
Tom London ...
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The Patterson's are after the Hartley's share of the stage line. They kill Jim Hartley but their attempt on Tom Hartley is foiled by Elliott. When Elliott assumes the identity of Tom Hartley and fights off their attempts to shut down the stage line, they frame him for murder. He escapes the Sheriff and with Gabby's help goes after the real killers. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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20 November 1943 (USA)  »

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Patterson Family Values
25 September 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Someone has been killing off members of a family named Hartley, the father who is owner of stagecoach line and a son who is a Texas Ranger on leave. They've even killed Anne Jeffreys father who was the senior Hartley's partner. That leaves only Kirk Alyn and the bad guys are gunning for him too.

Which is why in Overland Mail Robbery Wild Bill Elliott who is also a Texas Ranger agrees to pretend he is the last of the Hartleys. This is necessary because Alyn is a tenderfoot out west, he's been living in Boston. In the meantime Elliott does his investigation.

Suspense is lacking because we know right away who are the bad guys and they're led by a woman named Patterson who is a sweet old lady played by Alice Fleming and who runs the general store. She's got a banker son played by Weldon Heyburn and a thug son played perennial Republic Studios villain Roy Barcroft. And a seductive niece played by Nancy Gay who blows Elliott's cover and nearly gets him killed.

What's ironic here is that Fleming later went on to play the Duchess who was the aunt of Red Ryder in that series and Red Ryder was played by Bill Elliott. She makes Ma Barker look like a Golden Girl.

No suspense, but lots of action in Overland Mail Robbery and of course Gabby Hayes.


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