Across the Badlands (1950)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - B-Western  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Charles Starrett once more hits the trail as "The Durango Kid" in Columbia's Across the Badlands. By now, the formula was a well-oiled machine: Starrett becomes a lawman, is challenged by the local criminal element, and ultimately goes beyond the law as the masked Durango. Screenwriter Barry Shipman was able to clear space in his scenario for generous chunks of stock footage from earlier Starrett westerns. Smiley Burnette is along for the ride as comedy relief, while Helen Mowery is the forgettable female lead. And yes, that's "The Old Ranger" from the TV series Death Valley Days, aka Stanley Andrews, as Sheriff Crocker.

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bad-guy, deputy, gangster, good-guy, help, lawman, outlaw [Western], sheriff, track [track and field]