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Target (1952)

Passed  |   |  Action, Adventure, Western  |  20 April 1952 (USA)
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To aid ranchers against a crooked land agent, Tim and Chito recruit a famed El Paso marshal...who turns out to be female.



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Complete credited cast:
Tim Holt
Mary Jo Tarola ...
Terry Moran (as Linda Douglas)
Walter Reed ...
Martin Conroy
Harry Harvey ...
Editor David Carson
Rancher Bailey
Lane Bradford ...
Henchman Garrett
Riley Hill ...
Mike Ragan ...
Henchman Higgins
Richard Martin ...


In 1893, the railroad is coming to Pecos, Texas, and crooked land agent Martin Conroy has his henchmen terrorize local ranchers into selling cheap, to his own profit. Tim and Chito try to aid crusading editor Carsen by summoning famous marshal Terry Moran from El Paso. What they get is Moran's attractive daughter, also named Terry. The female marshal can shoot, but our heroes still have a big job ahead... Written by Rod Crawford <>

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LADY MARSAL GETS OUTLAW'S HORSELAUGH!...Then Tim's six-guns hit like a Texas Tornado! See more »


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Release Date:

20 April 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Violência de Bandido  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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When Chito is regains consciousness at the end, he sees the prisoner in the jail cell and asks why is the prisoner in the cell because he thought the prisoner had escaped. Chito was knocked out from behind and couldn't have known anything about the attempted escape. See more »

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Not one of Tim's best
27 May 2004 | by (Oklahoma Hills) – See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of the old B Western and Tim Holt is a particular favorite of mine. I've always thought Tim Holt was one of the most under-appreciated heroes of the old silver screen.

While never quite enjoying the popularity of Hoppy, Gene or Roy he made some of the best movies of his genre. Target was 2nd to the last of Tim Holt's Westerns and made at a time when the old B Western was riding off into the sunset. It's sad he couldn't have had a better send off.

The Post World War II Tim Holt westerns are some of the best ever made but Target was the worst of the lot. A great western hero, not a great movie, check out just about any other of his old B's and you'll agree Tim Holt rides as tall in the saddle as the best of them.

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