Jess is forced by a released convict Clint Wade to take him to Utah where Jess killed Clint's brother who hid $80,000 there. Clint thinks Slim is following them to rescue Jess but the it turns out an old cell mate wants the money, too.

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Slim Sherman (credit only)
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Clint Wade
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Tully Casper
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Deke Beldon
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Clint Wade comes to Sherman Ranch and Relay station to force Jess Harper to lead him to where Jess caught up to his brother Roy five years previous. Clint wants the $80,000 in gold that his brother hid and Jess is the only one that can lead Clint to the gold. Faced with a life or death decision, Jess has no choice but to agree and it's an arduous trek through the desert over a route Jess barely remembers. They are soon overtaken by Clint's cell mate Deke Belden and suddenly it's Belden calling the shots. When they arrive at the old mission where Jess caught up with Roy, Jess' life becomes forfeit but they aren't alone. Someone saves Jess but it allows Clint and Deke the opportunity to find the gold. It becomes everyman for himself and Jess just may end up on the losing end of any bargain. Written by DarSpi

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31 January 1961 (USA)  »

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Larcenous soul
21 February 2017 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

One of the best Laramie stories is this one directed by veteran big screen western director Lesley Selander which has a cast of only four including Robert Fuller.

One thing Laramie always had going for it was all kinds of people would show up from Jess Harper's past he would have to deal with. In this case Jan Merlin whose brother Fuller killed while tracking him down after a gold shipment robbery. This was after the brother killed all the other gang members and Merlin buried the gold in an abandoned mission.

Then a jailhouse buddy of Merlin's Dennis Patrick shows up wanting to cut himself in. Finally an old desert rat played by Edgar Buchanan proves to be Fuller's salvation, but he's got a larcenous soul.

Obviously Fuller comes out on top, but Selander got some great performances out of this cast in this story of greed and survival.


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