Job seeks justice in his hometown after 5 years in a Texas prison. David Job and his gang take over the scrub town, putting its kingpins and collaborators on kangaroo trial for railroading ...
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Job seeks justice in his hometown after 5 years in a Texas prison. David Job and his gang take over the scrub town, putting its kingpins and collaborators on kangaroo trial for railroading Job out, and into prison. Passersby Buz & Tod get rounded up too, with Tod assigned to act as the defense mouthpiece. As Job and local Goliath Harcourt Jr. contend over maid Marion Ross, brother Doodle Job must choose sides. Written by
Crandall, Texas, is one great location for rural decay. I'll bet those decrepit store fronts couldn't be equaled by the best Hollywood set-makers. So how many other series, then or now, shows us a riveting slice of backwoods America like this. Also, looks like local folks were used for the crowd scenes, no Hollywood and Vine here. To me, these visuals are the best part of an otherwise highly contrived drama. It's something about an ex-con with a grudge against the town that sent him up for a crime he didn't commit. So he recruits a gang to take over the town and re-try him in a kangaroo court made up of intimidated townspeople. And, oh yeah, Tod and Buzz get roped in while passing through. On the downside, actor Ericson thinks he has to mug it up vicious-style all the way through, which makes the ending even more unbelievable than it already is. On the upside, watch for that great hayseed actor Noah Beery Jr. (The Rockford Files) and space explorer DeForrest Kelley (Star Trek) in all-too-brief roles. All in all, this is another instance of the basic "road" concept compensating for a less than worthy screenplay.
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