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Red Ryder, Gabby Hayes, and Little Beaver have come home to the
Duchess's ranch and there's trouble a brewing. An unexpected rash of
lawlessness of all kinds including a stagecoach holdup with the driver
killed. Two innocent kids, Jay Kirby and Blake Edwards are accused of
the deed and our trio of heroes have to prove what they already know.
Blake Edwards and that's the future award winning director himself is
killed and Kirby is on the run.
All this outlawry is quite organized and it's done to make sure that another city other than Red Ryder's hometown becomes the county seat. Why that's so important to the bad guys is never really explained. Without an explanation I think the whole film is rather ridiculous.
Wild Bill Elliott is your tall in the saddle cowboy hero with Bobby Blake as Little Beaver and Gabby Hayes as Gabby Hayes.
One of the worst of the Red Ryder series from Republic.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
I hadn't seen a Red Ryder movie in over 60 years, until tonight. A good
plot concerns which of two towns is selected as County Seat. They
didn't have ACORN in 1895 but they did have bad guys who'd do the dirty
work for the politicians. A tenderfoot and his buddy get caught in the
middle, and an Indian boy almost saves the day.
Unlike 2009's plot-free Star Trek, this movie is strictly film-it-quick-and cheap. But it works very well, and compares well to high tech 2009 films where things like plot and story are old fashioned ideas, and jump-around camera work backed-up with intense loud music deceives the audience into thinking somethings's going on.
Not to give the plot away, but there is no marshal in Marshal of Reno, and none of it takes place in Reno. It doesn't matter so much remembering there's no Star Trek in Star Trek (2009), just lots of loud noise. Give me horses and guns any day.
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