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Cave of Outlaws (1951)

Approved | | Western | November 1951 (USA)
Released after serving 15 years in prison for train robbery Pete Carver being the only survivor of the gang goes looking for the loot in the caves where it was hidden.

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In 1880s Arizona teenager Pete Carver and a gang rob a train and head for nearby caves to hide the loot.They're followed by the sheriff's posse inside the caves where a gunfight kills everyone except for Pete who surrenders to the sheriff.Despite being beaten Pete refuses to tell where the loot is and he's sent to prison.After his release he returns to the town located nearby the caves.Since the train robbery the caves have become a legend for many who still hope to find the hidden gold.By venturing inside the dangerous caves some even paid with their lives.When Pete arrives in town people know he's back for the loot.They're nice to him offering their goods and services to Pete on credit hoping to share in the loot.One such person is local beauty Elizabeth Trent whose husband disappeared in the caves some time ago while searching for the loot.Another person is Wells Fargo detective Dobbs who's following Pete to retrieve the stolen gold. Written by nufs68

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The mystery of the great Wells Fargo robbery !

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Alexis Smith spent several hours in wardrobe being fitted for a pair of asbestos pants, as the film called for leading man Macdonald Carey to turn the actress over his knee and give her one of the hardest spankings ever administered to a female screen player. See more »

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Sticks of dynamite are put on the wheels of the baggage car but it's only the centre doors that are blown off. See more »

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The gold in that cave corrupts us all.
1 July 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Cave of Outlaws is directed by William Castle and written by Elizabeth Wilson. It stars MacDonald Carey, Alexis Smith, Edgar Buchanan, Victor Jory, Hugh O'Brian and Houseley Stevenson. A Technicolor production out of Universal International Pictures, with music scored by Joseph Gershenson and cinematography by Irving Glassberg.

1895 and Pete Carver (Carey) is released from Kansas State Prison, he is the only survivor of a gold robbery 15 years earlier that saw his father killed in caves near Cooper Bend, Arizona. The gold was never recovered, and now Carver is back in Copper Bend, and this place, its inhabitants, are about to be privy to greed, treachery and murderous secrets of the past.

William Castle was 7 years away from making his lasting mark on cinema, where his scare tactic gimmicks used to accompany his horror movies ensured him a lasting reputation as a showman producer with tactical nous. Prior to this he was a jobbing director, churning out a number of low rank and file pictures that are rarely mentioned and mostly forgotten about. The odd one, mind, is worthy of spending time with on a Sunday afternoon. One such film is Cave of Outlaws, a Western that certainly doesn't shake the earth or raise the pulse considerably, but has enough interesting locales and quality of story to render it as watchable fodder for the B Western fan.

Standard formula applies here, man has mission to accomplish, gold is the route of all evil, pretty girl offers hope of romantic redemption, but villains and the law are spoiling the broth. There's no great stand out action sequences, but they are well handled by the director and stunt men, with a couple of good old fist fights to brighten the day. The Technicolor print is nice and with Glassberg and Castle making great use of the eerie Carlsbad Caverns and the lovely exteriors at Vasquez Rocks, picture is always pleasing on the eye. Cast are modest, but nothing to annoy or hinder, though it's unusual to see Buchanan turn in an average portrayal. 6/10


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