John Travers and his Indian companion Yak are after the mysterious Shadow and his gang. When Sheriff Davis is killed, Travers becomes Sheriff. Catching two gang members, he learns of the room where the gang gets their orders from behind a fake wall safe and makes plans to trap the Shadow.Written by
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This film received its initial telecasts in Syracuse Tuesday 8 March 1949 on WHEN (Channel 8), in Detroit Saturday 26 March 1949 on WXYZ (Channel 7), in Los Angeles Wednesday 14 September 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2) and Sunday 18 December 1949 on KECA (Channel 7), and in Cincinnati Monday 26 September 1949 on WCPO (Channel 7). See more »
Matlock clambers out of the river completely drenched but his clothes are dry when he steals the canoe. Similarly Travers' clothes are completely dry when he captures Matlock. See more »
Mystery, excitement, big shootouts, and a hard riding hero. So what else could a grown-up kid ask for. Yeah, I know it's gotta have a girl, but at least Wayne doesn't have to kiss her-- what mush!
Great Lone Star action fare. Some good touches-- the river canoe, the white bandannas, and even the dangerous tree stump. George Hayes has a "straight" role here, showing what a talented creation his "Gabby" was. Okay, I didn't know it then, but those are "trip wires" that make the horse go hind-quarters over head. They made for thrilling spills, but they often broke legs and we know what happens then. I'm really glad the business was made to wise up and quit them. A lot of 30's Westerns had mystery-man masterminds behind the bad guys. This one does too. But he's hardly a secret since they tip his hand early.
Anyway, I gladly plunked down my dime in those B Western days and still think those are the best dimes I ever spent.
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