Especially when the TWO had already shown for free on television, and
the ONE, that theatre audiences paid to see, was stitched together from
the two freebies.
"Ship it overseas, they won't know the difference."
This compilation "film" came from two episodes in "The Adventures of
Wild Bill Hickok" cheap-jack syndicated television series starring Guy
Madison and Andy Devine. The first half of the "film" utilizes the
"Silver Stage Holdup" episode in which Marshals Wild Bill Hickok (Guy
Madison) and his deputy sidekick, Jingles (Andy Devine)are
investigating a series of mine-shipment robberies from a stage line
serving a silver mine managed by Canfield (Wade Crosby).(It takes less
time to unreel than the preceding sentence takes to read.) Helped by
stage driver Sandy Smith (Bobby Jordan) and Peggy (Jane Adams), Wild
Bill and Jingles prove that Canfield himself engineered the robberies
and the crimes cease.
(Pardon me...don't do what? Give away the ending? You gotta be kidding.
Just reading the cast list has already done that. The best thing about
this one is seeing former Dead End/East Side Kid Bobby Jordan trying to
look like a stagecoach driver. And, does that right well, thanks to
long-shot stock footage.)
Business taken care of in that vicinity, Wild Bill and Jingles go on to
a new case...by walking a few feet to the next studio set. They are now
in "Outlaw Flats", where a wealthy rancher has been killed and robbed.
They question Cindy (Kristine Miller), the rancher's granddaughter, and
Dick (Dick Avonde), her fiancée, about the case. Then, after some more
investigating that leads to a fighting chase, Wild Bill and Jingles
establish that King Bradshaw (John Crawford), ostensibly an honest
cattle buyer, was the killer and the thief.
(What? Now don't start that again. He was spotted the minute he
identified himself as an honest cattle buyer. Everybody knows there
weren't any honest cattle buyers.)
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