It's just after the Civil War in Texas and Sam White has found a rich deposit of bauxite. But lawlessness abounds and Jim Tulane and his henchmen are in control. Tulane knows White has ... See full summary »
It's just after the Civil War in Texas and Sam White has found a rich deposit of bauxite. But lawlessness abounds and Jim Tulane and his henchmen are in control. Tulane knows White has found something but is unable to find out what and kills him. He also knows the key is in a toy wagon White gave to his son. The son figures out the puzzle only to learn that Tulane's henchman has already accidently found the answer. Written by
Maurice VanAuken <firstname.lastname@example.org>
OK, so there's nothing objectively good to say about this basement budget kiddie oater from Republic, the first in a series of four featuring young'ins as the titular heroes. But when I was a city kid in the 50s, this was the sort of thing I'd eagerly plunk down my ten cents to see on Saturday afternoon. It had a boy my age who roped, rode, and packed a six-shooter (not that he ever shot anything with it). The story features your standard land-grabbing evil doer riding roughshod over a community, most of whose men are off fighting the Civil War. Featuring early roles by Hugh O'Brien (good guy)and Tristram Coffin (bad guy). Minimal production values and a scant sixty minutes run time, but, hey, we didn't notice. All that's missing are the ten color cartoons and a serial chapter for nostalgia's sake.
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