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The Stranger from Pecos (1943)

Approved | | Western | 10 July 1943 (USA)
Brown fights a swindler and his pal, Hatton, finds a way to help a robbery victim buy back his property.



(original screenplay) (as Jess Bowers)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Clem Martin
Bert Salem
Banker Ward
Henchman Harmon
Sheriff Ben
Henchman Gus
Henchman Ed
Deputy Joe (as L.W. Brent)
Telegrapher Pete
Bill Barstow


Nevada Jack McKenzie (Johnny Mack Brown) rides into the town of Blackwell, to discover that Sheriff Ben (Roy Barcroft) and town banker Ward (Sam Flint) head up a gang of thieves. U.S. Marshal Sandy Hopkins (Raymond Hatton) arrives in time to see his old pal, Marshal Bill Barstow (Robert Frazer), killed, and his son Tom Barstow (Kirby Grant) held for a robbery and murder done by the gang. Nevada frees Tom and hides him out in the cafe run by Clem Martin (Steve Clark), father of Tom's sweetheart, Ruth (Christine McIntyre). Sandy is working undercover as a saloon swamper, and learns many plans of the gang. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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He Blasts A Challenge To Killer Bandits! The screen's ace western star rides the danger trail... defying a desperado gang in their own stronghold! See more »




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Release Date:

10 July 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Forasteiro Misterioso  »

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1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in New York City Friday 8 October 1948 on WATV (Channel 13) and in Los Angeles Wednesday 6 April 1949 on KNBH (Channel 4). See more »


Follows The Ghost Rider (1943) See more »

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Never trust a banker...
7 September 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The personable Johnny Mack Brown is about the only thing that lifts this just above your average oater. His easy going Southern charm and likability keep this going to to the end and make it watchable. Very standard storyline, the sheriff is in co-hoots with the local banker (you just know a banker would be a baddie, don't you?) and it's up to Johnny and fellow undercover Marshall, Raymond Hatton to bring them to justice and free an innocent man accused of murder, in a final shootout at the saloon.

Female interest is in the form of Christine McIntyre, who has little to do except look either pretty or worried. It's all very basic and pretty forgettable but it passes an hour easily enough. But really, one for fans of the western genre only.

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