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Near the end, when Robert Young is preparing to leave the wagon, Marguerite Chapman goes into the wagon and gets a pistol, pouch of ammunition, blanket, and hat. When he leaves, the hat is nowhere to be seen. In the next scene, he is wearing the hat as he leads the burro across the dessert. See more »
Although Marguerite Chapman does fine yeoman work in her obligatory generic love interest role, the show is the pursuit of Young after horse thief MacLane. And, it is a fast-paced, cat-and-mouse entertaining game in which protagonist and antagonist take turns revealing their thoughts and feelings in a most involving way. This is certainly not a classic "B" western, but it is entertaining from beginning to end and very fast paced.
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