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Rustlers (1949)

Approved | | Western | 3 March 1949 (USA)
A group of Arizona ranchers, trying to learn the identities of the Salt River Gang and prevent any further rustling, marks the currency that rancher Frank Abbott turns over to the gang to ... See full summary »

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A group of Arizona ranchers, trying to learn the identities of the Salt River Gang and prevent any further rustling, marks the currency that rancher Frank Abbott turns over to the gang to get his cattle back. Unfortunately drifters Dick McBride and Chito Rafferty are accused of being in the gang when they are found with the money, which they have actually won at the casino of saloon owner Brad Carew, a member of the gang. Dick and Chito break out of jail and hunt down the fleeing Carew in hopes of finding out who the true leader of the gang is. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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The golden palomino Tim Holt rode in many of his movies bore a strong resemblance to Roy Rogers' famous horse, Trigger. However, Tim Holt actually rode at least four horses during his career which spanned about a dozen years at that studio. In the early 1940s, prior to leaving for World War II military service, he rode a horse named Duke. After this there were several horses in his post-war films, one of which was Sheik, Later the well-known golden palomino named Lightning served in many of his most successful films, demonstrating a high degree of loyalty and intelligence. Toward the end of his RKO series, Holt rode a horse named Sun Dance. See more »

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A Different Twist On The Rustling Racket
22 September 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

One thing I have to say on this particular Tim Holt western. As you can tell by the title it has to do with cattle rustling, not exactly an original theme in westerns. But these Rustlers have put a really different twist on the crime of cattle stealing.

The biggest problem in cattle rustling reasons saloon owner Frank Fenton and the payoff guy in the racket is that you have to move the cattle to market after you've changed the brands and sell them. It's the moving and changing that get you caught. So what these outlaws do is take the cattle and hold them for ransom. What the owner pays to get them back is pure profit without a lot of work.

Tim Holt and Richard Martin stumble into this racket when they get a hold of some marked bills that the ranchers marked in an effort to trap whoever is behind all this. These outlaws aren't dumb and they've got the best kind of resources.

The climax is a thrilling one where the outlaws have Tim Holt trapped in a burning building during a shootout. Very well staged by veteran B western director Lesley Selander.

One of Tim Holt's best westerns for RKO.


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