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Ghost Town Renegades (1947)

Gold has been found and Sharp is out to get the land. He has the land owners killed and then has Watson forge new deeds. Cheyenne and Fuzzy arrive in time to save Trent. Then they go after the gang and its leader.



(original screenplay)


Complete credited cast:
Marshal Cheyenne Davis (as 'Lash' LaRue)
Fuzzy Jones (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
Henchman Flint
Steve Clark ...
Rodney Trent
Luther Johnson (Heir to Waterhole)
Henchman Waco
Marshal Albert Jennings
Jonas Watson
Wally West ...
Henchman (as Mason Wynn)


The U. S. Marshal of Arizona orders his ace trouble-shooter. "Cheyenne" Davis(Lash La Rue)to Waterhole, a deserted mining town, so that he can aid "Fuzzy" Jones (Al St. John), the local law-enforcement officer, in an investigation into the disappearance of Bob Craig (Bob Woodward), a federal surveyor. "Cheyenne" arrives just after two henchmen, Flint (Terry Frost) and "Waco" (Lane Bradford)have ambushed a man named Rodney Trent (Steve Clark)and left him for dead after stealing his papers. "Cyeyenne" and "Fuzzy" take him to "Fuzzy's" shack, where he tells them he has come west to look into an offer from Vince Sharpe (Jack Ingram)fo the land he has inherited in Barton City, and also tells them his daughter, Diane (Jennifer Holt)is on her way to join him. Back in Barton City, thinking they have killed Trent, report to Sharpe, who is dismayed to learn from Trent's papers that he has a daughter, who will inherit Trent's holding when he dies. "Cheyenne" decides that Sharpe must have a good ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Action | Comedy | Western


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Release Date:

26 July 1947 (USA)  »

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Fuzzy räumt auf  »

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An above-average Lash LaRue oater
27 October 2005 | by (Van Buren, Arkansas) – See all my reviews

Lash LaRue's main claim to fame is having starred in several B westerns in the late 40's and early 50's as the man with the lash. He dressed and looked a lot like Bogie as Whip McCord in 1939's "The Oklahoma Kid." In fact, Lash usually played a character called the Cheyenne Kid. Fans could always count on plenty of action in a Lash LaRue western plus plenty of slapstick comedy by a master, Fuzzy St. John, Lash's sidekick. Fuzzy was the real thing, a talented comedian who had worked with the best including Mack Sennett in many early Keystone comedies. He could take a pratfall as well as Buster Keaton or even Charlie Chaplin. He partly learned the art of comedy from his uncle, Fatty Arbuckle, who helped him get his first movie role with Sennett. He really shines in "Ghost Town Renegades." There is one funny scene when he, Lash, and Diane Trent (Jennifer Holt) spend the night in the ghost town in a room that Fuzzy thinks is full of spooks. A particularly funny part is when Fuzzy mistakes a mirror for a window and tells Lash that one of the toughest and ugliest hombres he has ever seen is spying in the window at them. Whereas Bob Steele was the fastest fighter in the B western, Fuzzy St. John was the funniest. He usually came out on top, but it was always in some humorously distorted position.

The plot of "Ghost Town Renegades" is also a good one, well-written by Patricia Harper. The bad guys are trying to take over property containing mineral wealth by killing off the heirs to the land one by one. Each heir is invited by letter to come to town to talk to Vance Sharp (Jack Ingram) about selling the property which is described as worthless by the land clerk Jonas Watson (William Fawcett). Watson and Sharp are in collusion. Before the heirs arrive in town, they are bushwhacked. Their bodies mysteriously disappear. Their trails always lead to the old ghost town. So Lash, who is an undercover marshal, investigates. His old pal Fuzzy is already on the job posing as a prospector snooping around the ghost town looking for clues. Diane Trent (Jennifer Holt) enters the picture as one of the heirs. Lash and Fuzz must protect her from the killers. There is one really clever scene when the outlaws are chasing the stage carrying Miss Trent after having shot the driver. Enter Lash LaRue. He takes a shortcut without the outlaws seeing him, snatches Trent from the runaway stage, then disappears carrying her on his horse,Black Diamond, without Sharp's henchmen seeing him. When they finally catch up with the stage, there is no Diane Trent. They spend all day looking for her to no avail.

This is a fast-moving Lash LaRue oater not to be missed if you're a fan. Others may find it entertaining as well and Fuzzy is always a treat.

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