Recently elected Marshal Luke Graham falls under suspicion when he's unable to discover the local band of rustlers, which are really led by Jim Dawson, who is also trying to steal Grace Ross, daughter of the local newspaper editor.
October 21, 2019 Subject:
Better Than Usual Range Busters
I rather liked this western with the Range Busters more than usual - well-scripted, tight plot, good acting. Ray "Crash" Corrigan and John "Dusty" King work well together here and aside from a small argument over which one is more attractive to the ladies, the movie lacks the usual silly rivalry between them. King has a good voice and sings a couple of short songs - just enough to show off his singing ability. The usual silliness and comic relief scripted for Max "Alibi" Terhune is thankfully absent here - even his use of his ventriloquist dummy Elmer is minimalized. However it is weird, in one short sequence, to see the dummy moving and talking on its own. The movie is further enlivened by the presence of the beautiful and talented Christine McIntyre, who brings a bit more personality to the female lead than is usual in these westerns. Weldon Heyburn, as usual, makes the most of his role as the oily, treacherous good guy/bad guy. And there is enough fighting and gun play to make it a real western.