West of Rainbow's End (1938)

Tim arrives looking for the killer of his friend Lightning Ed. Johnson is behind the murder as he wants to buy the Carter ranch cheap so he can sell it to the railroad at a big profit. When... See full summary »

Director:

Alan James

Writers:

Robert Emmett Tansey (story) (as Robert Tansey), Stanley Roberts (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tim McCoy ... Tim Hart
Kathleen Eliot Kathleen Eliot ... Joan Carter (as Kathleen Elliott)
Walter McGrail ... George Reynolds aka Johnson
George Cooper ... Happy
Mary Carr ... Mrs. Martha Carter
Bob Kortman ... Henchman Speck
Hank Bell ... Henchman Joe
Frank LaRue ... Lightning Ed
Reed Howes ... Ted Crane
Edward Coxen ... Joel Carter (as Ed Coxon)
Jimmy Aubrey ... Postmaster Jed
George Chang George Chang ... Elmer the Cook
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Tim arrives looking for the killer of his friend Lightning Ed. Johnson is behind the murder as he wants to buy the Carter ranch cheap so he can sell it to the railroad at a big profit. When Tim steps in to take over for Lightning Ed, Johnson and his gang make plans to finish him off. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Visões das Planícies See more »

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Conn Pictures Corporation See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film received its first telecast Saturday 29 November 1941 on New York City's pioneer commercial television station WNBT (Channel 1). Post-WWII television viewers got their first look at it in New York City Sunday 20 June 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Philadelphia Wednesday 21 December 1949 on Frontier Playhouse on WPTZ (Channel 3), and in Los Angeles Saturday 1 April 1950 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

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Referenced in Mau Mau Sex Sex (2001) See more »

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Untitled Song
Written by Connie Lee
Sung by George Cooper
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It doesn't pay to be one of Tim's friends, but the finale is impressive.
7 July 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The Alpha Video DVD for "West of Rainbow's End" also includes the Tim McCoy film "Outlaw Deputy". What's kinda funny about it is that both films feature a friend of Tim's getting killed...and Tim seeking justice for the murder! I've seen this same plot device used in some other Tim McCoy movies, which means that it's a real bad idea to be this guy's friend...even if he inevitably captures and punished those responsible!

Early in the film, Lightning Ed is murdered. No one is sure who the killer is...and his friend, Tim, is determined to find who did it. So he heads to Red Bluff...with a score to settle! There, he tries to find out who is responsible...and it looks as if some local jerk named Johnson is behind it all. But, being a hero, he can't just shoot the guy....he's got to gather evidence and waits for Johnson to make the first move.

Up until late in the film, I would have said this was a rather ordinary B-western. However, the finale is dandy and here they really worked with McCoy's strength, as in real life he was probably the best shooter working in pictures. Tough and exciting....this one's a winner.


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