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Fanning has his men rustle horses and then blame it on a wild horse named Wildfire. Happy and Alkali arrive and immediately get into trouble with Fanning and his men. When Alkali is shot, Happy catches the outlaws but the Judge not only releases them, he discharges the Sheriff and tries to arrest Happy for rustling. Happy escapes and he and the Sheriff then set out to prove who the real rustlers are.Written by
Maurice VanAuken <email@example.com>
Though the title of this B movie western suggests that the horse in question will be up front and center, that is not actually the case - after the opening ten or so minutes, the horse is almost completely missing for the remainder of the movie! But that fact is not why "Wildfire" is a big disappointment in the end. Lead actor Bob Steele has a character that's somewhat thin - his character isn't given a terrible amount of introduction and detail. But the main problem with the movie is that it is really slow and dull. The movie really needed more of a swift pace and more action. The action that is in the movie isn't that exciting, though I will admit that it was nice to see fist fights where the punches actually sounded realistic for a change. Even if you've enjoyed other '40s B movie westerns in the past, chances are that you'll find "Wildfire" below par.
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