Rancher helps a friend claim a spread he's inherited, only to get involved in his murder.



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Complete credited cast:
Koko ...
Koko (as Miracle Horse of the Movies)
Jackie Reynolds
Joshua Slim Pickens / Ma Pickens
Carrie Hurley
Daniel Hurley
John Daheim ...
Dusty Hurley aka John Stocker
Louise Beavers ...
Mattie, Jackie's Maid
Lawyer Davis
Clarence Straight ...
Mail Man Driving the Hack
The Republic Rhythm Riders ...
Ranch Workers, Musicians


The Hurley's own a lumber mill and want to harvest all the timber in the valley. They kill the Forester and substitute their brother Dusty in his place. Dusty then says all the trees are infected and must be cut down. But Rex Allen is suspicious and writes to the Forestry Department. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Release Date:

8 February 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cavaleiro do Colorado  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Keep an eye on the scene when Rex and the sheriff ride into town to inspect the Hurley Mill office. When they get off their horses, the animals are left to move along on their own in the street. However when both men leave the office after finding the letter addressed to Allen, the horses are tied to a hitching post. See more »


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Down by the Riverside
Traditional Gospel Song
Performed by Rex Allen and The Republic Rhythm Riders
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Good action sequences; weak, implausible script
4 April 2004 | by (Berlin, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

One of director William Witney's later works, the film features much of the above average action scenes Witney is noted for. Rex Allen and Slim Pickens provide their usual journeymen performances. Stuntman/heavy Fred Graham is featured in this film - giving him probably more lines than in any other film he appeared in. Rear screen special effects are used throughout - and they reflect the low budget that was given to action, westerns during the early 50s. Additionally, the script is one of the weaker ones of the Rex Allen films. The story turns on the results of what would be a "very sophisticated medical autopsy" in this day and time "performed by a country doctor in his office" in a matter of hours.

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