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Gun Smugglers (1948)

Passed | | Western | 28 December 1948 (USA)
Young Danny leads an Army detail into a trap enabling his brother Steve and his gang to capture their load of gattling guns. Tim and Chito capture the brothers but don't find the guns. Tim ... See full summary »

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Young Danny leads an Army detail into a trap enabling his brother Steve and his gang to capture their load of gattling guns. Tim and Chito capture the brothers but don't find the guns. Tim takes over care of the boy hoping he will lead a new life and tell where the guns are located. Just when is appears to be working, Tim learns Danny has helped his brother escape. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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TIM TAKES ON THE WEST'S WORST KILLERS...in one-man war on hi-jack gang! See more »

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28 December 1948 (USA)  »

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Revólveres Fumegantes  »

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In one shot Tim Holt is riding his horse and wearing a denim jacket. In the next shot the jacket is gone, but a few shots later it's back on him again. See more »

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A bad boy?
9 August 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The real focus in Gun Smugglers is young Gary Gray brother of gun smuggler ringleader Douglas Fowley. He acts as a Judas goat and leads an army patrol headed by Sergeant Paul Hurst into an ambush and all are killed but Hurst and the colonel's daughter Martha Hyer.

Because Hurst took a forbidden trail when he lost the shipment of Gatling guns in the ambush he's drummed out of the army after 40 years. He was getting out anyway within weeks and was going to go into ranching with Tim Holt and Richard Martin. So it's up to Tim and Chito to recover the weapons and clear Hurst's name.

Tim, Chito, and Hurst get custody of the kid. Father Flanagan's dictum about there being no such thing as a bad boy gets put to the test. A little too unrealistically and too maudlin sentimental for my taste.

Because of that this is a cut below the usual good standard that Tim Holt westerns have in my book.


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