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Canyon Ambush (1952)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  12 October 1952 (USA)
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A mysterious masked rider and his gang are murdering ranchers and robbing stages. Government Agent Johnny Mack Brown has been called in to help the Sheriff. Capturing a henchman he learns ... See full summary »

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(as Joseph Poland)
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Lee Roberts ...
Sheriff Bob Conway
Phyllis Coates ...
Marian Gaylord
Hugh Prosser ...
George Millarde
Dennis Moore ...
Henry Lockwood
Marshall Reed ...
Henchman Macklin
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Tom Carlton-Replaced (credit only)
Pierce Lyden ...
Rancher John Brackett
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A mysterious masked rider and his gang are murdering ranchers and robbing stages. Government Agent Johnny Mack Brown has been called in to help the Sheriff. Capturing a henchman he learns of everyone involved except the boss, the masked rider. He eventually suspects the Wells Fargo Agent and has a plan that will trick him into a confession. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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FLAMING FLARE-UP ON THE WELLS FARGO TRAIL! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

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Western

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12 October 1952 (USA)  »

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Guns Along the Border  »

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Poor Western. Low on budget and low on thrills
6 August 2014 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

Canyon Ambush is a very low budget western with an hokey plot and some even hokier acting.

Johnny Mack Brown is uninspiring and doesn't convince me as a cowboy. The dialogue and general acting is stilted and much of the movie comes across as amateur especially the seemingly endless scenes in the sheriffs office.

The plot is as paper thin and pretty ridiculous and the characters wooden and unbelievable apart perhaps from the sheriff Lee Roberts. Some of the scenes are just laughable and it's pretty clear this must have been shot in a hurry. Thankfully by the time it reaches it's desperately predictable conclusion not much time has elapsed, which is indeed a blessing.

Even for a B Western this is poor stuff. One for western film buffs only and even then it is unlikely to leave a lasting impression other than bemusement.


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