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Escaping the law, Jim Parker arrives in a town that is controlled by Higgins and his crony Judge. When he stands up to Higgins he is made Sheriff only to be shot in the back, After recovering he returns to get the man that shot him. When the gang attacks, he fights back from the newspaper office. When a stray bullet nicks the printing press plate he sees that it is solid gold and its not long before the masquerades on both sides of the law are revealed. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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[the conductor reads about a train robbery in Jim's newspaper]
Train conductor: I'm glad it didn't happen on my run. That Dawson gang is plenty tough.
Jim Parker: So I've heard!
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The power of the press
10 July 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Oregon Trail has Sunset Carson arriving on the scene as a wanted outlaw barely escaping capture by Union Pacific Railroad detective Lee Shumway. In the tradition of B westerns the title has nothing to do with the story. I'm not sure the action took place in Oregon.

But after his horse throws him, Sunset like John Wayne in Stagecoach gets a ride and proves invaluable in holding off other bandits look to rob the coach. Carson also makes friends with Peggy Stewart and her father Frank Jaquet who were passengers on the coach and later Stewart's grandmother Mary Carr who proves handy with firearms.

When they get to Jaquet's town of Gunsight they find that an outlaw band has taken over the town and Steve Winston as a crusading editor seems to be the only one standing up against them. Winston for his pains gets a couple of bullets fired into his office, so much for the power of the press. Actually Winston has a great deal of power as we learn.

This was a pretty good Sunset Carson western with a good amount of paced action and a clever plot, better than you usually get from B westerns.


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