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The Mysterious Desperado (1949)

Learning Chito's wealthy uncle died without a will, Tim and Chito head for California. Arriving they quickly learn someone is out to kill Chito, and the other heir, Chito's cousin Ramon, is... See full summary »

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Learning Chito's wealthy uncle died without a will, Tim and Chito head for California. Arriving they quickly learn someone is out to kill Chito, and the other heir, Chito's cousin Ramon, is wanted for a murder he did not commit. Stevens is the culprit. As executor he is selling parts of the estate and needs the heirs out of the way. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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TIM HOLT FOILS RENEGADES WHO TRY TO TAKE THE LAW INTO THEIR OWN HANDS! (original poster-all caps) See more »


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10 September 1949 (USA)  »

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Renegade of the West  »

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Tim Holt was such a popular star of Westerns in the 1940s that in 10 of his movies his character's name was his real name - Tim Holt. Even more popular was Roy Rogers, who appeared in over 70 feature films as characters with Roy's real name. See more »

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MYSTERIOUS DESPERADO IS TOP NOTCH TIM HOLT AT HIS VERY BEST
5 May 2003 | by (DENISON TEXAS) – See all my reviews

Mysterious Desperado Is Excellent In the Tim Holt Westerns, The Scenery Alone Of Lone Pine,California Is Worth the Hour Spent Viewing Tim & His Pal! Chito In An Action Packed Classic We All Loved So Dearly Before TV Wiped Out The Oldtime Movie Theaters. Tim Was An Excellent Actor, And A Super Western Hero. He & Chito Gave Us The Best In Westerns- Mysterious Desperado Has An Excellent Cast Of Supporting Players Plus The RKO Movie Town-Lone Pine Castle, And An Old Mission. It Has The Look And Feel Of A Major Western, And Holds Up Even By Today's Technology. One Can Get Lost In The Times It Was Made As It Takes Us Back To Yesteryear When Tim Rode Regular On The Big Screen. If Color Had been Used On This Picture, It Would Have To Be Considered The Classic Is It.I Certainly Reccomend It, And Rate It 4 Stars Out Of 4. View It, And Place Your Mind In The Era it was Made, And You Will Be Entertained.(Billy Holcomb)


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