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
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Ed Simpson
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Jim Rupple
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Bob Pliny
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Nester
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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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Romance | Western

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20 February 1948 (USA)  »

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Blut und Gold  »

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When Robert Young is in canyon chasing bad guy he touches a cholla cactus. The cholla is remarkable for the ease with which it sheds its spines and he should have been covered in them. See more »

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decent and well made, but boring, and too many coincidences
15 September 2011 | by (Brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

I was really geared up to enjoy this Western. It was high-class and adult in just about every way -- the acting, dialog, photography, scenery, cast, etc. Everything that is except the story. It soon became very boring; I couldn't wait for the movie to end. I fast-forwarded through some scenes. One thing that got on my nerves was the way in the wide open spaces of the desert West, the hero continually came across his lady friend and the bad guys by chance and how the characters could follow and track other characters so easily in the wide open spaces. Even the bad guy confessed on cue at the end by chance and coincidence. Even the evidence against the hero was rather flimsy. Too bad, for it was well-intentioned with good production values.


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