Johnny is a young Indian boy who falls heir to thousands of wild horses when his adoptive white father is murdered by henchmen of the town's leading citizen, Grat Hanlon. With the aid of ... See full summary »
Johnny is a young Indian boy who falls heir to thousands of wild horses when his adoptive white father is murdered by henchmen of the town's leading citizen, Grat Hanlon. With the aid of his protector Steve Reynolds, he acquires an Army contract to deliver 300 horses a month to the cavalry. Hanlon, desiring the contract himself, and his men set out to keep the contract from being fulfilled. Written by
Les Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It's the next-to-last year of the Durango Kid episodes, featuring the duo of Charles Starrett and his sidekick, Smiley Burnette, who - along with Merle Travis' Bronco Busters - croons a couple of tunes that barely fit in. The bad guy in this one is Clayton Moore, the soon-to-be TV Lone Ranger, as Grat. His plan includes the killing of the relativeless Brock, who promised to provide horses for the cavalry. Thereafter, Grat's gonna drive the mustangs onto his neighboring property and likely be awarded the NEW government contract, which is necessitated by Brock's death. Halfway through the mercifully-short film, however, we learn that Brock DOES have an heir - an adopted, orphaned Indian boy, on who's behalf Starrett, Burnette and the tribesmen try to beat a deadline for producing the animals. An attempt, I think, to cater to the kiddies, flocking to the Saturday afternoon matinee; therefore, too juvenile for my taste.
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