When three pinto-riding Wells Fargo messengers are killed, Ranger Johnny is sent, incognito, to Booneville to investigate. He is welcomed by Sheriff Ed Lowery, Wells Fargo agent Ben ... See full summary »

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When three pinto-riding Wells Fargo messengers are killed, Ranger Johnny is sent, incognito, to Booneville to investigate. He is welcomed by Sheriff Ed Lowery, Wells Fargo agent Ben Williams, the latter's daughter Janet and his son Terry, who supplies horses for the Wells Fargo riders. Johnny tangles with Chet Murdock, a killer, in a saloon fight and also J notices that Mae Star, hotel proprietress, and Terry are outwardly sweethearts. Mae is actually using Terry to get information on the gold shipments, which are then hi-jacked by Murdock and his gang. Johnny, wishing to rest his own horse, borrows a pinto from Terry's corral and, while out riding the express trail, is ambushed by henchman Gus but Johnny shoots Gus instead. The dying outlaw tells Johnny he attacked him because he was riding a pinto of the type used by the express riders when they were carrying gold. Mae and Murdock, realizing the game is up, then decide to rob the Wells Fargo office and flee town. While Mae keeps ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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14 January 1951 (USA)  »

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This is a memorable B Western
27 February 2001 | by (Chicago area) – See all my reviews

As the sun was slowly setting on the age of the B Western, this was at least one final shining moment. Not only does this film contain one of Johnny Mack Brown's finest performances, but it also has the benefit of supporting performances of equal caliber by some of the B Westerns' stalwart survivors (not the least of whom are Lyle Talbot, Christine McIntyre, and Myron Healy). Myron Healy also wrote a particularly strong and moving script. This now obscure film deserves a wider audience.


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