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Law of the Canyon (1947)

Approved | | Western | 24 April 1947 (USA)
Freight wagons are being stolen and ransomed back to their owners. Government agent Steve Langtry (and his alter ego the Durango Kid) is sent break up the Hood Gang that's behind the robberies.

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Bringing in a supply of goods, Steve has them hijacked. The Doctor is behind the hijacks and offers to act as a middleman and return the goods for a fee. He has doped up the Sheriff to keep him out of the way and now tries the same on Steve. But Smiley had earlier used the Doc's medicine in an experiment and replaced it with water and this gives the Durango Kid a chance to go into action. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Drilling Bandits With Lead! Thrilling The West With Song! See more »

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24 April 1947 (USA)  »

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Justiça Sangrenta  »

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1.37 : 1
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Narrator: The latter days of the Nineteenth Century saw the West torn by turbulence and strife. Invaded by desperadoes and bandits. Before this onslaught, justice faltered and the law stood helpless. Life was filled with terror and no man could trust another. Then, into the turmoil and havoc of lawlessness, a mysterious figure rose up and came to the people's aid. They called him... The Durango Kid!
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Deputized Vigilante
4 December 2014 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Charles Starrett stars in this standard Durango Kid western -- but the standard is pretty high, as usual. A gang is holding up people bringing in goods and then ransoming them back, so Starrett is ordered to investigate -- and brings the Kid along.

The picture is eked out with the usual bits, including Smiley Burnette and a western band. Here it's the Lone Star Cowboys and they have a habit of setting up their instruments in the middle of the street and singing a song, where Smiley is sitting, working on his silver detection machine. The camera work is by George Kelley and as usual in the series, quite lovely, with several group portrait shots and a nice interior moving shot when future director Fred Sears is conferring with people.

This isn't a movie I would show to some one for an introduction to B Westerns, but if you've the taste for them, you'll have a fine time.


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