April 18, 2006 Subject:
Dont let the Maryland Board Of Censors Fool You!
Another B western that takes forever to get going on the plot, and then abandon sub-plots and characters to get to its wishy washy conclusion.
When the partner of Bob Crandall is missing after he finds a gold claim, Crandall goes to look for him (but not before hearing a few country songs). After getting no help from the city planners, Bob looks into it himself. Of course, since the planners have mustaches, they cant be trusted, and it turns out that they have stolen the claim! Luckily a plucky gal and a helpful dog are there to help Bob, and the usual Im not who you think I am character that seems to arrive out of nowhere in desperate westerns such as this.
Rex Lease is not a bad cowboy, he just needs a good script. The dog, who seemed to have a central part in the script, sort of disappears ¾ of the way through, and we never did find out what happens to Bob Crandalls partner. It all adds up to a sort of blah night at the movies.
April 11, 2005 Subject:
Contains rare footage of Goebel Reeves
This (rather predictatable) B Western contains rare footage of Goebel Reeves (The Texas Drifter) yodeling his way through several songs as (uncredited) "Hank" during the first ten minutes of the movie.
Goebel Reeves' biggest claim to fame is probably the song "Hobo's Lullaby" (Woody Guthrie's favorite and often erroneously attributed to him).
It is nice to be able to watch Goebel perform -- and his yodel is even better than that of Jimmie Rodgers.
Snub Pollard (equally uncredited) can also be spotted in a minor role.