With a crew of killers masquerading as ranch hands, Simon Miller runs a large ranch near Mesatown, while his henchmen carry out his plan to steal all of gold-bearing property of his ... See full summary »
With a crew of killers masquerading as ranch hands, Simon Miller runs a large ranch near Mesatown, while his henchmen carry out his plan to steal all of gold-bearing property of his neighboring ranchers. Johnny Mack Brown, Interior Department agent, arrives with the news that the entire territory is to be thrown open for homesteaders, and Miller and his gang resolve to keep them out. Panhandle Jones and his wife Nora, old retainers of the formerly-honest Miller, secretly write to the latter's grandson, Terry Draper, hoping he can bring the old man to his senses. Terry joins the Dalton wagon train to the Mesa Territory after marrying Dalton's daughter Jennifer. Two of the outlaws meet the train, pretending they are guides sent by the government, and they poison the horses and the wagon train faces disaster. Not realizing that Mesatown is just a short distance from them, Terry takes an empty wagon to get supplies and horses, and one of the outlaws goes with him, and kills him on the ... Written by
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This 1950 cowboy film stars former gridiron star Johnny Mack Brown. He headlines this interesting western programmer, as a US Government agent investigating a land swindling scheme. Henchmen are bound & determined to stop homesteading on land that that they know holds ample gold reserves .
Brown is in fine form in this familiar, program western. The lovely Gail Davis is always great, handling action, romance and thrills equally well. The supporting cast also features several cowboy regulars, including the prolific Myron Healey.
This isn't Shakespeare, but as a B-western it's a pretty fair shoot-em up !
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