The first Producers Releasing Corporation western as the first few 1939-40 entries (from the same production people) were made as Producers Pictures Corporation films distributed by Producers Distributing Corporation, and from this point on were Producers Releasing Corporation (P.R.C.) films also distributed by Producers Releasing Corporation. This one, actually the second film in this series with Tim McCoy following the inital PPC entry, finds that a bandit gang whose ranks include experts in claim-jumping, high-grading and other specialities, has created a reign of terror in Monument City, a Mexican border mining and cattle town. Saloon owner Barney Bronson (Karl Hackett, billed in the film, the posters and the pressbook as (a typo) Carl Hackett, leading some sources to think he actually used that as an AKA name) is suspected of being the ringleader but, behind Bronson, is the real leader, the local express agent, a traitor to the company which employs him. Sheriff Sam Dolan (Hal ... Written by
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The earliest documented telecast of this film in the New York City area was Sunday 29 August 1948 on WATV (Channel 13), which broadcast from Newark, New Jersey, and was the first independent television station in the New York City market. In Detroit, it first aired Saturday 27 November 1948 on WXYZ (Channel 7), in Los Angeles Saturday 18 December 1948 on KFI (Channel 9), in Baltimore Sunday 16 January 1949 on WMAR (Channel 2), and in Cincinnati, in 2 parts, Thursday-Friday 2-3 June 1949 on WKRC (Channel 11). See more
Remade as Boot Hill Bandits