In order to rob the stage which is carrying $20,000.00 in cash, an unarmed outlaw informs Lucas, who is riding shotgun, that his son's life is in mortal danger if he doesn't hand over the money.

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With $20,000 scheduled to be sent out on the next stagecoach, banker John Hamilton accepts Lucas McCain's offer to ride shotgun when the man he's hired to do the job fails to show up. Three men are intent on robbing that stage however and when they learn that Lucas will be riding along, they decide to use Mark as a means of getting the money without ever pulling a gun. When the stage arrives at a rest stop, they tell Lucas that they are holding Mark and he will be killed if the loot isn't handed over. Lucas reluctantly complies and races home to see if his son is safe. Written by garykmcd

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kidnapping | bank robbery | rifle | See All (3) »

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Family | Western

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24 November 1959 (USA)  »

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A unarmed bandit holds-up a stagecoach
2 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lucas reluctantly accepts a job from banker Hamilton to ride shotgun for a stage coach carrying $20,000. The person that was suppose to ride has not shown up and the money has to get to the reserve the next day.

There are three men in North Fork casing the bank with the purpose of robbing the stage of the bank's money. They find out that Lucas will be protecting the money so they ask about him around town and find out about his boy Mark.

Outside of town the stage stops at a rest area. One unarmed villain comes riding in and advises that he is robbing the stagecoach. They tell Lucas that they have Mark and if the money is not handed over that Mark will be killed. With the robber having the upper hand Lucas lets him take the money and then rides back to the farm to check on Mark. There, he will find something that will make him even more upset.

This was one of the better shows. Richard Devon is excellent as the villain that even turns on his friends. The shooting scene is kind of rough to believe but at times we have to take things with a grain of salt. A good watch!


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