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Trail Guide (1952)

Passed  |   |  Western  |  15 February 1952 (USA)
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In an effort to keep homesteaders off the open ranges near his and his sister Peg's ranch, young Kenny Masters hires crooked saloon owner Regan to steal their claims. As the settlers' ... See full summary »

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Tim Holt
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Peg Masters (as Linda Douglas)
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Regan
Robert Sherwood ...
Kenny Masters
John Pickard ...
Henchman Dawson
Kenneth MacDonald ...
Wagon Master Wheeler
Wendy Waldron ...
Maria
Patricia Wright ...
Saloon Girl
Tom London ...
Old Timer
John Merton ...
Dale
Richard Martin ...
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In an effort to keep homesteaders off the open ranges near his and his sister Peg's ranch, young Kenny Masters hires crooked saloon owner Regan to steal their claims. As the settlers' wagonmaster is ambushed and robbed, and the town marshal is killed, Kenny gets cold feet as good-guy trail guide Tim Holt and his partner Chito suspect him of the wrongdoings. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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GUL-LAW RULES THE OLD SOUTHWEST! Tim and Chito face the lynch-mob's rope...when a vicious bandit plot frames the range with Cattlemen-Homesteader war-to-the-death! (original print ad) See more »

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15 February 1952 (USA)  »

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Average Tim Holt oater
19 October 2012 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Tim Holt turns in a workmanlike job in this run-of-the-mill entry in his long-running series of "B" westerns for RKO. The story about cattlemen vs. homesteaders has been done countless times before, and there's nothing new to be found in the script. The action scenes are OK, the production values are good--as they usually were in this series--and there's a better-than- average supporting cast of veteran western players: John Pickard, Kenneth MacDonald, John Merton, Frank Wilcox. Pretty, but wooden, Linda Douglas is the female interest, and the picture moves along at a satisfactory pace. Tim Holt's westerns were always a bit too cut-and-dried for my tastes and Richard Martin's irritating Chito Rafferty has grated on me from the first time I saw him--the patently phony Mexican "accent" and the "devil-may-care" attitude that he was never able to quite pull off--but on the whole they were better than most of the series westerns at the time, especially the awful Whip Wilson ones from Monogram, and this is no better or no worse than others in Holt's series.


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