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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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Tim Holt
Mary Jo Tarola ...
Terry Moran (as Linda Douglas)
Walter Reed ...
Martin Conroy
Harry Harvey ...
Editor David Carson
John Hamilton ...
Rancher Bailey
Lane Bradford ...
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Riley Hill ...
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Henchman Higgins
Richard Martin ...
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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 <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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TIM TEAMS UP WITH SIX-GUN GAL!...to take the toughest badmen on the Texas frontier...and there's no time to powder her nose when the lead starts flying! See more »


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20 April 1952 (USA)  »

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Violência de Bandido  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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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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On the Downgrade
22 March 2012 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Hard not to agree with the other reviewers—this is not the duo's best oater. The boys appear to be just going through the motions without the usual spark or enlivening banter. Add to that an all-too-familiar storyline, and the results are mediocre, to say the least.

I always admired Holt as maybe the only matinée hero with a sidekick bigger and handsomer than he, and no buffoon, to boot. Together, they were an appealing exception to the usual. But, by 1952, the handwriting was indeed on the wall. These matinée cheapo's were about to be absorbed into the living room's little black box. Too bad, Holt and Martin didn't work out a TV deal like, say, the Cisco Kid or Gene Autry. Anyway, about the only memorable part of this 60-minutes, is a leading lady who maybe can't decide on a stage name, but can sure shoot a gun.


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