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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 »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Connections

Edited from Gunplay (1951) See more »

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all the usual cowboy stuff
7 July 2019 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Tim Holt plays.... Tim Holt! In yet another western. ex-con Collins (Ross Elliott) gets caught up with his old cronies who want to take advantage of his telegraph skills for an upcoming robbery. the usual fare... lots of galloping, shootouts, good cowboys versus bad cowboys. seems to have been filmed up in Newhall California, before it was turned into condos. Holt is the good guy, who sets a trap to catch the bad guys. The girl is played by Joan Dixon, who only made ten films in the 1950s. that was pretty much her career, with some television work thrown in. Richard Martin is "Chito" (again), and worked with Holt in many a film. It's all okay. Nothing too special. Directed by Stuart Gilmore, who actually WAS born in Tombstone Arizoney. and oddly, all THREE of his oscar nominations were for film editing. imdb says he only actually directed five films, and this was his second. Shows occasionally on Turner Classics. not bad.


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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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