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A killer on the run demands help from 2 cantankerous Western prospectors, when his car breaks down near their remote shack. The old couple already face eviction unless they can demonstrate ... See full summary »

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A killer on the run demands help from 2 cantankerous Western prospectors, when his car breaks down near their remote shack. The old couple already face eviction unless they can demonstrate that they are homesteading, but in a patch of Nevada desert which can barely support a juniper tree, how can they ? Written by David Stevens

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21 December 1958 (USA)  »

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Desert Rats Revenge
11 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode is only fun because of the two old character actors that steal every scene. These two guys have lived on their property in the desert for their whole lives. Now the sheriff comes out and tells them that the Town Council is going to force them into a retirement community. They love where they are, and even if they have little money and eat rabbit stew every day, they would rather keep on keeping on. The sheriff tells them that if they can show the ability to grow something on their land they would be seen as farmers and he would stick up for them. Of course, how dumb is this premise? They have a spindly rose bush and the sheriff says if they can get it to produce roses, he will speak up for them at the next council meeting. Meanwhile a gun toting gangster shows up. He wants to get to Reno and needs help crossing the desert. His car is disabled and he threatens the guys who really have nothing to offer him, other than some directions. He is having none of that. I must have seen this when I was younger, because I remembered what happened. I felt it was a satisfactory conclusion.


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