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Hot Lead (1951)

Recently released from prison, nice guy Dave Collins finds himself unwillingly mixed up with his old outlaw acquaintances Turk Thorne and his gang as they try to use his telegraphy talents ... See full summary »

Director:

Stuart Gilmore

Writer:

William Lively (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tim Holt ... Tim Holt
Joan Dixon ... Gail Martin
Ross Elliott ... Dave Collins
John Dehner ... Turk Thorne - aka John H. Smith
Robert J. Wilke ... Stoney Dawson (as Robert Wilke)
Paul Marion Paul Marion ... Dakota - Henchman
Lee MacGregor Lee MacGregor ... Bob Jackson
Kenneth MacDonald ... Sheriff Lacy
Richard Martin ... Chito Rafferty
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Recently released from prison, nice guy Dave Collins finds himself unwillingly mixed up with his old outlaw acquaintances Turk Thorne and his gang as they try to use his telegraphy talents to zero in on the arrival of a gold shipment on the local train. Taking a liking to Collins, cowboys Tim Holt and Chito Rafferty get him to agree to help set a trap for the train robbers. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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FLAMING SIX-GUNS BLAZE A DANGER TRAIL! (original ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Connections

Edited from Gunplay (1951) See more »

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A Likable Teaming
26 March 2015 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

What a likable cowboy teaming Holt and Martin made. Their chemistry is easy and amusing. I've got to hand it to Holt that, as the lead, he accepted a taller and handsomer sidekick, a definite departure from the matinée formula. The 60-minutes is pretty standard. The plot's more complicated than usual. Tim and Chito are trying to help rehabilitate ex-con Dave (Elliott), at the same time the baddies are trying to shanghai Dave's telegraphy skills in order to rob a gold shipment. Meanwhile leading lady Dixon holds down the farm, hoping Dave can stay out of jail. Filmed in the familiar San Fernando Valley, there's not much scenery to look at. Still, there's some good hard riding and a couple minor plot twists. Watch for two great TV stalwarts—Dehner and Wilke—as the bad guys. I hope there's a place in Hollywood heaven for their unsung like. Anyway, it's an undemanding hour, with some snappy exchanges between our two heroes.

A "6" on the Matinée Scale


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hot Lead See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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