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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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Ramon Bustamante
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Luisa (as Movita Castaneda)
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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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LAND GRAB at gun point...LIVES SOLD dirt cheap ! (original poster) 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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The Bustamante Legacy
23 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

The Mysterious Desperado has one Chito Jose Gonzalez Bustamante Rafferty becoming a possible heir to a large Spanish ranch out in California as Richard Martin's uncle has died intestate. The executor of the estate has sent for him and Martin and Tim Holt head for California.

There is the matter of Chito's cousin played by Edward Norris who will or no will would be the logical heir. Nothing about this is mentioned in the letter. When Holt and Martin arrive in California they find out that Norris is a fugitive wanted for killing his father. And some mysterious people keep trying to kill Chito as well.

Even before it's all laid out for you toward the end of the film it's not too hard to figure out who's behind all this and their motivation. Still The Mysterious Desperado rates high among the Tim Holt westerns for RKO.


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