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Texas, 1878: cheerful outlaw-buddies Jim, Lorn and Wahoo rescue spunky orphan Rannie Carter from rustling racketeers, then are forced to separate. Lorn goes on to bigger and better robberies, while Jim and Wahoo are (at first reluctantly) maneuvered into joining the Texas Rangers. For friendship's sake, the three try to keep out of direct conflict, but a showdown begins to look inevitable. And Rannie, now grown into lovely young womanhood, must choose between Lorn and Jim. Written by
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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by MCA ever since. Considered a centerpiece of the Paramount Film Library, Its initial telecasts took place in San Francisco Thursday 8 January 1959 on KPIX (Channel 5), in Seattle 30 January 1959 on KIRO (Channel 7), in Chicago Thursday 5 February 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Philadelphia Friday 6 February 1959 on WCAU (Channel 10), in Asheville 22 March 1959 on WLOS (Channel 13), in Milwaukee 6 April 1959 on WITI (Channel 6), in Minneapolis 11 April 1959 on WTCN (Channel 11), in Grand Rapids 4 August 1959 on WOOD (Channel 8), in Pittsburgh 5 August 1959 on KDKA (Channel 2), in Indianapolis 29 September 1959 on WFBM (Channel 6), in Omaha 3 November 1959 on KETV (Channel 7), simultaneously in both Detroit and Johnstown 9 November 1959 on WJBK (Channel 2) and WJAC (Channel 6), and in Toledo 14 November 1959 on WTOL (Channel 11). At this time, color broadcasting was still in its infancy, limited to only a small number of high rated programs, primarily on NBC and NBC affiliated stations, so most vintage film showings were still in B&W, excluding WFBM, an NBC affiliate in Indianapolis, who broadcast this one in color. Otherwise, viewers were not offered the opportunity to see these films in their original Technicolor until several years later. Happily, today's televiewers can now enjoy it, fully restored to its original Technicolor grandeur on the Western Channel. See more »
During a fist fight between two characters, a knife winds up stuck in the back of a guitar. The guitar is kicked during the fight and the knife wobbles back and forth, revealing it to be rubber. See more »
He wasn't much of a hand at nothing but a jug. But he was decent enough to me. I sure hope there's plenty of filled-up jugs wherever he's gone.
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Better Than Average Western Enlivened By The Acting
Three happy-go-lucky Western outlaws, fresh from robbing a stage, stumble on a particularly nasty land grab and break it up, and win the heart of the young girl living on the ranch. Circumstances intervene and two of the outlaws become Texas Rangers and the other becomes a notorious outlaw. Complications ensue, when our new rangers are called upon to arrest the notorious outlaw.
This is a perfectly decent Western, though the plot is extremely generic. The first half-hour or so, showing our three charming outlaws and our young heroine is thoroughly bland -- interesting only that McDonald Carey is really the lead in this portion of the movie, and he is a charming one at that. William Holden plays his role as "youthful sidekick" and Willam Bendix (!!) has the Gabby Hayes part.
As the movie goes along, something fairly unusual in a genre film happens. The characters grow and change. Holden becomes the stalwart hero torn between friendship and duty. William Bendix is forced to choose which of his two friends he will support. McDonald Carey goes from charming outlaw to charming black-hearted villain. All the actors pull it off well. The heroine -- who goes from feisty youngster to babe in cowboy boots, doesn't do so well This ain't John Ford. But it is a pleasant surprise once the plot get going.
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