Banty Prentiss returns to Medicine Bow after his parole on the recommendation of his friend Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown, who had arrested him for bank thefts. Outlaws, led by Buckeye, fail in... See full summary »
Banty Prentiss returns to Medicine Bow after his parole on the recommendation of his friend Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown, who had arrested him for bank thefts. Outlaws, led by Buckeye, fail in an attempt to ambush Johnny and Banty. Nan Prentiss, Banty's daughter, dislikes Johnny for having imprisoned her father. She eludes Buckeye's men and arrives in town in time to pay taxes on her ranch, which banker Harry Stuart wants. When Banty and handyman Alibi Terhune find quartz on the ranch, assayer Jim Carson claims it is fool's gold. However, one of Johnny's deputies gets another report from the town of Baxter Forks, which proves the gold is real. Stuart has Buckeye hold up the bank, while Banty is there, so the latter can be blamed but Nan rescues her dad from jail. Johnny foils an attempt to kill Banty, and henchman Pardo kills Buckeye as he is about the reveal the name of the gang leader. Johnny and Banty are captured and jailed by Pardo, who has made himself the sheriff. Stuart tells Nan... Written by
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In this 1948 cowboy classic, Lawman Johnny Mack Brown works hard to help a reformed ex-convict, played by the great western sidekick Ray Hatton. A scam involving false claims of fool's gold leads to action, suspense and a fair amount of western gun play ! Brown saves the day and sets things right in this enjoyable film.
The plot, casting and writing on this oater were a notch above other programmers of this prolific era. Brown was very believable as a western hero,aided very ably here by Hatton. I especially enjoyed the clever western banter by these two western favorites.
This film was fun from beginning to end, and is a very worthy addition to any westerns fans movie collection. Enjoy !!
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