Bronco is working undercover to find a Confederate guerrilla who stole $1,000,000 in gold bullion. His first lead is shot and dies but a clue he left leads Bronco to the guerrilla's home, Bonnetville...
Deputy U.S. Marshal Bronco is asked to go with two marshals to Canada to identify a wanted man - his commanding officer in the war. In Canada they meet with the RCMP who help find the man. However, ...
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Christopher Colt was apparently a gun salesman but was in fact a government agent tracking down notorious bad guys. His cousin Sam took the lead when the studio had contract disputes with the original star.
Bronco was an oddball in the stable of WB Westerns: it tended to try to portray vaguely accurate historical characters and incidents. Bronco seems to have made the acquaintance of just about every notable character not involved in a Western owned by a different studio or network. Billy the Kid, Jesse James, and so forth, often with inaccurate but interesting spins on character or events. As a former Confederate officer who retained his aging issue hat, Bronco cut an effective figure. A viewing of a recently available video reminded me of the normal 1950s Westerns anachronisms: during the "War of Northern Aggression" there is Captain Lane using an 1873 revolver in 1863. Such problems notwithstanding, these were good examples of the WB Westerns and fine entertainment even today.
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