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Hot Lead (1951)

Recently released from prison, nice guy Dave Collins finds himself unwillingly mixed up with his old outlaw acquaintances Turk Thorne and his gang as they try to use his telegraphy talents ... See full summary »

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Recently released from prison, nice guy Dave Collins finds himself unwillingly mixed up with his old outlaw acquaintances Turk Thorne and his gang as they try to use his telegraphy talents to zero in on the arrival of a gold shipment on the local train. Taking a liking to Collins, cowboys Tim Holt and Chito Rafferty get him to agree to help set a trap for the train robbers. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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TRAIN ROBBERIES SWEEP THE WEST! Tim Draws a Fine Bead on Railraod Robbers! (original print ad) See more »

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1 October 1951 (USA)  »

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Balas da Vingança  »

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"Once a jailbird, always a jailbird."
22 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

This fairly standard Western features cowboy star Tim Holt and perennial sidekick Chito Rafferty (Richard Martin) as a pair of ranch hands who spend a lot of time trying to prove a recently released ex-con is trying to go straight. They manage to get him a job on the Bar Circle Ranch owned by Gail Martin (Joan Dixon), who eventually becomes the love interest for Dave Collins (Ross Elliott).

The main heavy is Turk Thorne, portrayed by John Dehner, trying to make one big score of a gold shipment on the train that runs through Trail Head, Arizona. Collins used to be mixed up with Thorne's gang, and that's what wound him up in the State Penitentiary. Thorne's plan is to spring him legitimately, and set him up in the telegraph office to intercept the time that a big payday will come through town. Holt's counter plan is to play along with Thorne's scheme, but be there with Sheriff Lacy (Kenneth MacDonald) to nail the bad guys and prove Collins is one regular fella.

There are a few hitches along the way, but rest assured the good guys prevail, and the romantic duo of Dave and Gail hook up in the end. Richard Martin provides his usual comedic malapropisms as Chito, he has something to say about "tenderhorns" and "greenfoots" in this one. And as usual, he has a never ending eye for the ladies, but doesn't get to see many this time around.

Tim Holt had a nominally successful career with a string of "B" Westerns with the coolest sounding titles, like "Storm Over Wyoming", "Thunder Mountain", and "Under the Tonto Rim". However the most memorable film he ever appeared in was a neat little title from 1948, starring Humphrey Bogart. You may have heard of it - "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre".


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