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West of the Pecos (1945)

Heading west for his health, Colonel Lambeth takes his daughter Rill along. Lost on the desert they are saved by Pecos and Chito. The Colonel hires the two and the Lambeths soon find ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Pecos Smith
... Rill Lambeth
... Chito Rafferty
... Colonel Lambeth
... Suzanne
... Jeff Slinger
... Stage Guard Tex
... Clyde Corbin
... Brad Sawtelle
Perc Launders ... Sam Sawtelle
... Doc Howard
Philip Morris ... U.S. Marshal
... Don Manuel
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Heading west for his health, Colonel Lambeth takes his daughter Rill along. Lost on the desert they are saved by Pecos and Chito. The Colonel hires the two and the Lambeths soon find themselves mixed up in Pecos' trouble. Pecos has killed Sawtelle's brother and Sawtelle as head of the vigilantes is after him. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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DESERT VENGEANCE IN THE LAWLESS WEST! (original ad - all caps) See more »

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20 September 1948 (UK)  »

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La gran aventura  »

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When Rill gets up from under the wagon after the gun battle, she uses the gun to assist her, pushing its barrel into the mud. Pecos puts the gun back into its holster without cleaning it when it is returned to him. See more »

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Referenced in The Century: America's Time: Homefront: 1941-1945 (1999) See more »

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Cielito Lindo (Aye, Yi, Yi, Yi)
(uncredited)
Written by Quirino Mendoza
Sung by Chito at the camp before getting to the ranch
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It's a pity they don't make them this good any more
6 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

This excellent Robert Mitchum/Barbara Hale western is equal parts of action, comedy and romance. There's enough characters running around doing stuff that one never gets bored. In a nutshell, Chicago city slickers go west to take over an old hacienda that's been abandoned for years. Of course there's outlaws, stage coach chases, gun play and all sorts of goings on. I rented this from Netflix because after visiting and photographing the Zane Grey Museum in Ohio I'm trying to watch as many of Zane Grey movies as possible. This flick is definitely worth renting.

It was shot in Lone Pine California where many Hollywood westerns were shot. It seems Barbara Hale convinced the director to employ a guy she was sweet on, Bill Williams. He isn't around much in the movie but apparently he was around enough behind the scenes that Barbara managed to sink her hooks into the guy. They ended up married until his death and had three kids. One of the kids was William Katt, the actor.


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