Notorious stagecoach robber Rhiannon is unintentionally appointed as deputy when he saves the sheriff's life and must wear two hats between his new job that he enjoys and his old occupation that he misses.

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Rhiannon, an outlaw who regularly robs gold from the stagecoach, shoots the new sheriff and then carries him to the doctor. The doctor cleans up Rhiannon and presents him to the sheriff as the man who saved his life. Rhiannon is deputized by the sheriff, and becomes torn between his new life and the prospect of robbing the next gold shipment... Written by Al Fore

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The song 'Mule Train', sung by Vaughn Monroe in the film, was one of the biggest hits of 1949 and received an Academy Award nomination. See more »

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In the final showdown in the saloon between Ward Bond and Vaughn Monroe, Monroe drops his gun on the table with the grip pointed away for a left handed pickup. In the next scene the gun has flipped over for a right handed pickup. See more »

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Mule Train
Written by Johnny Lange, Fred Glickman and Hy Heath
Sung by Vaughn Monroe
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It's Never Too Late to Turn It Around ... Sometimes
18 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Like tmwest, I saw this when I was a youngster(14), and I was not at all pleased with my absent father after he left my mother, my brother, and I -- just to be with another woman and her baby. So, I was hungry for a hero. I thought Vaughn sang great songs, which I knew well enough to sing along with, and I loved to sing enough that I sang in a couple of choirs, so I latched onto him. My brother sang solos, and I wished I could too. As I recall, the plot was fairly simple, but as I pointed out, it fit the bill of being encouraging entertainment for me, especially since the hero was trying to turn the bad parts of his life around, making me wish my father would, too. He didn't, unfortunately, but I finally did. Wish I had a copy of this film today.


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