Western

Northern Patrol (1953) Rex Bailey, Kirby Grant, Chinook, Marian Carr, Western

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This entry in the series featuring RCMP Rod Webb and his wonder dog, Chinook, has a larger cast than usual, popping in and out of about four different plot lines, which leads Chinook with less to do than usual, which makes it a better than usual entry. Corporal Webb (Kirby Grant) finds a man who seems to have hung himself after writing a suicide note. Webb notes this happened while the suicider was in the midst of cooking himself a meal, and concludes that all is not right in this part of Canada. Chinook agrees with him. Marion Carr, Claudia Drake and Gloria Talbott are on hand as (mighty nice) visual distractions.

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Trail of the Yukon (1949) William Beaudine, Kirby Grant, Suzanne Dalbert, Bill Edwards, Adventure, Romance, Western

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Matt Blaine and his son, Jim, and their men, rob John Dawson’s bank, although Jim doesn’t approve, even though Dawson jumped Matt’s mining claim. Their accomplices double-cross them and the Blaines escape by canoe. They are followed and meet Royal Candian Mounted Policeman Bob McDonald, who helps them fight until all three men are wounded. Aided by Chinook, McDonald’s dog, they escape but Matt dies. McDonald then sets out to prove that Dawson was the real culprit.

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The Plainsman (1966) David Lowell Rich, Don Murray, Guy Stockwell, Abby Dalton, Western

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The Plainsman was a Technicolor remake of the 1936 Cecil B. DeMille film, all about the fictional romantic triangle of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Buffalo Bill. DeMille had the advantage of a topnotch cast: Gary Cooper as Hickok, Jean Arthur as Calamity (complete with a Wally Westmore cosmetic job!) and James Ellison as Buffalo Bill. David Lowell Rich, director of the 1966 The Plainsman, had to make do with Universal contractees Don Murray, Abby Dalton and Guy Stockwell.

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My Name is Pecos (1966) Maurizio Lucidi, Robert Woods, Pier Paolo Capponi, Lucia Modugno, Western

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Everyone wants to know who the Mexican is. He always answer slowly, “my name is Pecos”. Pecos Martinez ( Robert Woods) to be exact, and he’s returned to his hometown of Houston to settle up with Clain(Norman Clarke), the leader of a gang of cut-throats. Clain is busy looking for the money from a recent robbery that’s been stolen from him. Soon the stolen cash in Pecos’ vengeance entwine and all hell breaks loose.

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When the Daltons Rode (1940) George Marshall, Randolph Scott, Kay Francis, Brian Donlevy, Western

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Young lawyer Tod Jackson arrives in pioneer Kansas to visit his prosperous rancher friends the Daltons, just as the latter are in danger of losing their land to a crooked development company. When Tod tries to help them, a faked murder charge turns the Daltons into outlaws, but more victims than villains in this fictionalized version. Will Tod stay loyal to his friends despite falling in love with Bob Dalton’s former fiancée Julie?

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Fury Of The Apaches / El hombre de la diligencia (1964) José María Elorrieta, Frank Latimore, Nuria Torray, Jesús Puente, Western

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A wagon train station is used as a sanctuary by a wagon that has come under Indian attack. The station master is known by some of the passengers and hanger-ons. The wagon is also carrying a large sum of money, which becomes the sole focus of a couple of no-goods. All the while the Indians have a very real reason for wanting one of the passengers, he mistakenly killed a chief of some friendly Indians.

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