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Relentless (1948)

Passed | | Western | 20 February 1948 (USA)
Framed for a murder he didn't commit, a cowboy must stay one step ahead of the law as he hunts for the real killer.

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Nick Buckley
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Luella Purdy
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Jeff Moyer
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Joe Faringo
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Tex Brandow
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Jake
Robert Barrat ...
Ed Simpson
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Dad
Frank Fenton ...
Jim Rupple
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Bob Pliny
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Len Briggs
Emmett Lynn ...
Nester
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Sam - the Horse Dealer
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At the local saloon, prospectors Len Briggs and Bob Pliny brag about finding gold at their mine. Bad guys Tex Brandaw and Jim Rupple decide to follow the two prospectors and steal their mine. Drifter Nick Buckley who's passing through town seeking shelter for his pregnant mare is offered a drink by the two old prospectors, on the account of their recent good fortune. They also offer him the use of their shack for the night. However, bad guy Tex Brandaw suggests to Nick the use of an empty stall in the town stable instead. The two old prospectors return to their cabin where bad guys Tex and Jim await in ambush and kill the prospectors and steal the map revealing the gold mine's location. They divide the map in two sections, to prevent cheating, and split up agreeing to meet later. Tex has no intention of sharing the gold with Jim and bushwhacks him on the trail taking Jim's other half of the map. Jim pursues Tex on foot and runs into drifter Nick Buckley who left town after spending ... Written by nufs68

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Violence ... love ... and sudden death !

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Western

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20 February 1948 (USA)  »

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Blut und Gold  »

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Near the end, when Robert Young leaves the wagon and takes the burro and goes out to catch the bad guy on foot, he has no hat. Later when he catches up to him, he has found a hat somehow out in the desert! See more »

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Far above average western
15 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

This is a well made western that star Robert Young also produced. It includes three solid performances by Young, Marguerite Chapman and Barton MacLane. There is also a fun and somewhat poignant subplot involving a burro and a colt that is most unique. The title comes from the fact that Young's character never gives up in his pursuit of finding a killer. Chapman is highly engaging and real as she stands by her man (Young)with evidence to the contrary. Highly recommended. (Oh, watch for the appearance by Willard Parker as the sheriff. In a scene, towards the end, his physique and attitude remind you that he would have made a pretty good Lone Ranger if the commanding Clayton Moore hadn't been around.)


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